Assistive Writing Device for Tremor Patients

Belton, Siri Eileen ;   Sipahi, Rifat ;   Gouldstone, Andrew ;   Jaeger, Beverly K. ;   Hinckel Cavalcante, Larissa

This paper presents an assistive device to help patients suffering from hand tremor to write legibly. Pilot tests show a 34% average decrease in acceleration of the pen tip at a specified induced frequency, demonstrating a proof-of-concept that will be improved further using sensors and actuators.