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Research into Headband for Frozen Gait

A potential new device (headband) for People with Parkinson’s who suffer from frozen gait.  The headband device monitors changes in brain activity and emits either a sound or a vibration several seconds before a freeze which alerts the wearer to stop and hold onto something.

There is a study is being done by Professor Simon Lewis at Sydney University and people interested in participating in trials can send an email to pd.clinic@sydney.edu.au

Links to news articles:
The Age
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/aussies-invent-gizmo-for-parkinsons-falls/story-e6frgcjx-1226809877305
The Medical Observer
http://www.medicalobserver.com.au/news/parkinsons-headband-to-prevent-falls

 

Photo from The Age
Photo from The Age

 

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