Joon Faii Ong – A Mission to Improve the Lives of People with Essential Hand Tremors
Essential hand tremors impair people’s lives, and pharmaceutical medicines do not do much to help them. It is here that a technological cure is needed so that they can regain independence when it comes to carrying out regular daily tasks in life.
Joon Faii Ong – How will the GyroGlove improve lives?
Joon Faii Ong is the CEO and Founder of GyroGear, an esteemed name in wearable technology. He is the inventor of the popular GyroGlove, a unique glove designed to reduce tremors in hand caused by neurological disorders like Parkinson’s Disease.
He is currently working on the delivery of care to above 200 million people across the world who have hand tremors. He identifies the severe fatigue and scarcity of available therapies for those with hand tremors. He is working hard with the mission to help people get improved solutions for managing hand tremors so that they can return with dignity to the normalcy of life.
The advent of the GyroGlove for controlling hand tremors
His invention, the GyroGlove, will improve the lives of men and women with essential hand tremors. This simple but unique glove works with gyroscope technology to help destabilize the shaking hand. This technology is found in many applications in the aviation and aerospace industries.
He says several medications are for essential hand tremors; however, they manage to take care of the symptoms only. Again, other technological breakthroughs have mechanically managed to control a few of the symptoms.
In the case of tremors caused by Parkinson’s Disease, he says that mechanically managing its symptoms is important for the old and elderly. This is especially true for patients whose medicines no longer work for them to manage the symptoms.
How will the GyroGlove change life?
This flagship device from GyroGear deploys a smart motor that gyrates to create a kind of counterbalance to stabilize the erratic and involuntary hand movements. With the combination of the above technologies, the device is able to stabilize the hand in real-time, giving the person a large amount of control of it, especially when carrying out regular tasks.
Several years ago, when he was in charge of looking after a 103-year-old patient, he saw her suffering from severe shaking so much that she could not even drink her soup without spilling most of it in front of her dress. Nurses were helpless as medication was no longer working for her. This sudden experience moved him so much that he knew he had to do something for patients like her in the future.
Joon Faii Ong was a young student of medicine, and he remembered the toys he used to play with as a child. The spinning tops were hie inspiration for the GyroGlove. He drew his inspiration from them and went on to form his company, GyroGear, and proceed to create the GyroGlove. He and his special team of engineers and healthcare specialists conduct regular tests with the GyroGlove with their patients for getting the feedback they need to improve the device for millions of patients in the future!