Arc – the handle which improves handwriting of people with Parkinsons illness
Parkinson’s illness 1 person from 500 today has. One of problems which these people face, the tremor and deterioration of a small motility of hands because of which their handwriting all becomes constant more small and more small is. This phenomenon even received the own name – "micrography". Over time handwriting of the sick person cannot be disassembled without a magnifying glass or other magnifying adaptation. The Arc handle was developed for these people.
The unique handle developed so that it compensated a tremor of hands of the person with Parkinson’s illness by means of microvibrations, and that in turn could write more comfortably the text, without turning it over time from full-size letters into one continuous thin line. The first tests on the patients having an illness of Parkinson, showed excellent results. In 86 % of cases handwriting became more uniform, sure, and the size of letters did not decrease later only some words after the offer beginning.
After that the Arc handle received new ergonomic design. Its case conveniently lay now in a hand in comparison with clumsy first prototypes. The person can freely change frequency of vibration of Arc, pressing the corresponding button on it, that arranging a gadget under the tremor. Also the handle got a wireless charging to relieve users of need to stick in it additional wires.
The Arc handle was in common developed by students of the British royal college of arts and Imperial college of London. That fact is surprising that after examinees switched off Arc and took the ordinary handle in hands, the effect of stable handwriting continued to act on them up to 10 minutes. The Arc handle still is a prototype. Students look for right now sponsors to start the gadget in production so be not surprised if soon you see the Arc handle on one of portals like Kickstarter.