The Smarter Balance System is helping people with Parkinson's understand their body and move more comfortably.
The tremors caused by the disease often result in countless injuries and falls. This device aims to make life a little easier for people living with Parkinson's. Working in unison with a smartphone app, the vibrating, solar-powered belt uses sensors to guide patients into more comfortable positions. The customizable app is specifically tailored to each individual, offering unique balancing exercises that help people move and tilt their body without exceeding their individual limits. The vibrations felt through the belt help patients stand stronger and fight against tremors.
Researchers are hopeful that the implementation of the Smarter Balance System will be linked to more stability in the lives of patients, and subsequently, less accidents and injuries.