The Tremulator #WearableWednesday

via katel73 on instructables

This was a project I had been meaning to do for a while after watching a TV show called The Big Life Fix, as well as seeing various devices which do similar things (but often for a rather large price tag). I wanted to make a device that could give the user some idea of what it was like to experience the tremors caused by Parkinson’s disease or Essential Tremor. And so the Tremulator was born.

2.2% of the US population suffer from tremors, and they impact every aspect of your interaction with the physical world – eating, drinking, painting, writing. And yet the people who design and make things, from people like you and me to design giants like Apple or Ikea, tend to be at the very good end of hand control and dexterity – it is a kind of important prerequisite for the job! Raising awareness for the need for inclusive design, at all stages of the process, is something that is very important to me.

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