The HAND Innovation Team (IT) is composed of students from various fields, including the sciences, engineering, business, and design media, with the goal of creating prototypes based on the granted patent. During Fall 2021, IT members focused on breaking down the patent application, including the designs and mechanics, and will create proposals based on science and market research. In Winter 2022, IT members each will presented individual project proposals, which included their creative addition to the patent. In Spring 2022, IT members engaged in 3D designing, app creation, and materials purchasing based on the funding received throughout the 2021-2022 academic year. IT members play a crucial role in building the device, such as in the areas of research and hardware and software design.
Started in 2015 by Tiffany, iStopShaking is an IoT device using miniaturized gyroscopes, with gloves for the hands and braces for the feet and neck, to reduce tremors of patients with Parkinson’s disease. Powered by a battery with multiple intel-wireless chips, each device contains an accelerometer to maintain control of the gyroscopes and a dial to measure the intensity of the spin, allowing counterbalance of the tremors. The iStopShaking patent was filed in June of 2018, and granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in June of 2020.
Watch the video below to learn more about iStopShaking!