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Passive hand tremor attenuator : magnetic spring Masoumi, Mohammad Mehdi
It is known that Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that has a significant impact on body movement. Symptoms of the disease begins with a barely noticeable tremor of the hands. Though Parkinson’s disease is mostly recognizable by the tremors it causes on the patients, it generally leads to stiffness and reduction of movement as the time progresses. In this thesis, a novel approach is taken to reduce vibration through designing a passive wearable device with the use of magnetic actuators. In the proposed device, magnets are arranged in a particular alignment, so as to attenuate the hand tremors of the patients. The device has shown to be effective while weighing approximately 120 grams, which is a relatively lightweight device for the desired purpose.
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