Are you interested in wearable technology? Rehabilitation engineering? Working with microcontrollers?
BMES's newest project, the Smart Glove, aims to prototype a wearable apparatus designed to minimize and control hand tremors (a common symptom reported in many patients with Essential Tremor, neurological disorders, and anxiety). Current successful assistive technology items include gloves using gyroscopic technology (not yet on the market) or custom-fitted orthotics (expensive, only reduce tremor by ~50%). This project initially aims to detect, measure, and analyze dynamic tremor severity (Stage 1). Following the success of stage 1, tremor simulation methodologies will be explored, and tremor treatment options including vibrational feedback, wave interference, and dynamic immobilization will be tested thoroughly.
This project meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-5pm (Location varies). Contact Mateusz Drozd (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information!