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A Microsoft researcher made a wearable that stopped a Parkinson’s sufferer’s hand tremors (video)

Emma Lawton was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at 29, and has trouble writing and drawing straight lines. She’s a graphic designer, so this is a big problem. The Emma wearable device, developed by Microsoft researcher Haiyan Zhang, distracts Emma’s brain in a way that stops the tremors. 

Emma Lawton was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at 29, and has trouble writing and drawing straight lines. She’s a graphic designer, so this is a big problem. The Emma wearable device, developed by Microsoft researcher Haiyan Zhang, distracts Emma’s brain in a way that stops the tremors. 

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