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.
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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.