Our Mission

High-tech and Neurological Disorders (HAND) at UCLA works to increase awareness and education of neurological diseases, including movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. An innovation aspect includes creating an undergraduate prototype team to aid in the building of the device. The club also plans to fundraise and provide patient support for adults suffering with these diseases, such as essential tremors, dystonia, and Huntington's disease. We plan on collaborating with the UCLA Movement Disorders Program, the UCLA Brain Research Institute, and academia at the David Geffen School of Medicine to learn more about treatment options and research opportunities related to these diseases.

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What We Do

High-tech and Neurological Disorders (HAND) at UCLA works to increase awareness and education of neurological diseases, including movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.

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Awareness

We promote awareness and understanding of neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's disease, by providing opportunities for members to create educational newsletters and infographics. Additionally, we plan to create an outreach curriculum to teach STEM workshops to highschool students, with topics such as the applications of technology in healthcare, and career development pathways.

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Learning

We build a community of undergraduate and graduate students interested in neuroscience and biotechnology, and connect them with networks of professionals in their respective fields through events such as guest speakers and journal clubs.




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Collaboration

We create an innovation team combining students in business, design, and the sciences to build intelligent iStopShaking IOT prototypes based on patent #10,694,989 awarded June of 2020.


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Shadowing

This school year, members will learn of various neurological disorders, including diagnosis, treatment options, and long-term patient care. This will aid members in preparing for potential clinic volunteering and physician shadowing opportunities next year.

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Entrepreneurship

As part of our professional development curriculum, members will learn and explore career opportunities, ranging from the different medical specialities and pathways, to the biotechnology industry and startup creation.

Membership and Board Applications

Click here for a link to a recording of our introduction meeting

High-tech and Neurological Disorders (HAND) is an upcoming club at UCLA, focusing on the intersection of healthcare and innovation. We plan on partnering with the UCLA Brain Research Institute, and the International Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Society.

  • This virtual year, we will be hosting speakers such as medical professionals and industry leaders, facilitating journal clubs to discuss recent research, and contributing to online outreach opportunities
  • Next year, HAND will be guiding members in shadowing physicians at the UCLA Movement Disorders Program and aiding those interested to seek research positions in neuroscience laboratories. Additionally, members can choose to be part of the HAND Innovation Team, which will be an ongoing project to develop a prototype for and market the Parkinson's device patent by our President.
  • We welcome all students passionate about neuroscience and cutting-edge technology, as well as students in the business and marketing fields, interested in biotech and entrepreneurship.
  • The Fall 2020 recruitment cycle is now closed. Please join our mailing list to receive updates for the next cycle.

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