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|Templonuevo, Aaron Jason G.
|JYROS: An Assistive Apparatus for Parkinson’s Disease Patients to Assist Fine Motor Movements used for Writing or Drawing.
|Parkinson's disease (PD) is a type of noncommunicable disease (NCD), often known as a type of chronic illness, which is a long-term condition caused by a combination of physiological, genetic, behavioral, and environmental variables. According to a report from the World Health Organization, as of 2021, NCDs claim the lives of 41 million individuals each year. Parkinson's disease causes the patient's body to make involuntary motions. Tremors, stiffness, and slowness are common symptoms of Parkinson's disease. The cause of Parkinson's disease (PD) is yet unknown. The hunt for a cure for the PD condition is still ongoing and unsolved. The disease affects a small fraction of the population, which is why there are limited equipment and assistance gadgets available on the market. This research intends to develop an alternate method of reducing the effects of the condition and restoring some stability to the patient, mostly for the use of writing and sketching, rather than relying on the constant intake of pharmaceuticals, improving their quality of life. Through a case study approach, this research was able to see the depleting quality of life of a Parkinson’s disease patient. By using gyroscopic mechanism and accessible materials, the researcher was able to develop and design JYROS—an assistive device that can be attached to a writing tool and stabilizes during the use of a Parkinson’s disease patient, making them able to gain some stability to draw and write neatly.
|Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design
|Drawing Tool; Gyroscope; Open-Source Assistive Device; Parkinson’s Disease; Writing