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Microsoft Built a Watch to Help with Parkinson's Disease

15 Sep, 2017

Microsoft Built a Watch to Help with Parkinson's Disease

 

 Parkinson's disease is a disorder that affects the nervous system.  It is a progressive movement disorder that worsens over time.  People with Parkinson's disorder may have trouble doing everyday tasks, such as writing.  The shaking that is caused by the disease makes it difficult to write.  Microsoft, however, has developed a small solution.  It's called "Emma", and its a watch that people with Parkinson's can wear to aid in handwriting.  The watch vibrates at a certain rhythmic tempo in order to distract the mind.  In turn, it allows the person with Parkinson's to write freely.  Check out the helpful and innovative watch below!