Innovative Wearable Devices for Parkinson’s Disease
There are around 100,000 patients in the UK alone who are suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Most of them have different kinds of impacts on them. Either it is health-related, it is expensive, or it is inaccessible to quite a lot of people. MEDEXO Robotics approaches the problem from a different viewpoint. They’ve taken the technology apart. Then they tried to use low-cost local technology. Through the design process they’ve tried to make it non-invasive. Therefore in a social meeting or in a social context, it is not that obvious for someone to see that the patient has a device on their hand.
This innovative startup developed their first prototype. It is basically the proof of concept for their technology and they’ve applied it to the AIA healthcare Startup Accelerator program in Hong Kong. In their first prototype, they did have an exterior component which a person has to keep in their pocket. However, they are looking forward to having it assembled in one single go. Therefore, that’s where most of their funding will go. They’re just trying to provide a structure which would at least help them live their life properly on a day to day life basis.