Watch: 'Smart' walking stick that can help Parkinson's sufferers regain rhythm!

The device can sense when a user's limbs have frozen and then help them to regain their rhythm and start moving again.

Image credit: YouTube

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Neha Shahid Chaudhry, the granddaughter of a man with Parkinson’s disease, has developed a ‘smart’ walking stick that could help thousands of people living with the condition.

The device can sense when a user's limbs have frozen so that they cannot continue walking. Recognising a pause in motion, the stick vibrates to help the patient regain their rhythm and start walking again.

Watch the video here-

Video credit: News and Funny Clips/YouTube

Neha, product design technology graduate of the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and founder of start-up company ‘Walk to Beat’, Chaudhry has been overwhelmed with the response to her product.

Her invention may benefit half the 127,000 Parkinson's patients in Britain who regularly experience joint freezing and abnormal gait symptoms.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link