Virtual Reality Training for Self-Mitigating Hand Tremors


Executive Summary


Every individual exhibits some degree of hand tremors simply due to human physiology. While this does not typically affect daily routines even the slightest tremor is significant in fields requiring millimeter-level precision, such as eye surgery. This MSU-developed technology allows for persons to practice their hand manipulation skills in an environment free of consequences and train themselves in whichever manner suits them best.


Description of Technology


Using a Virtual Reality (VR) headset and controllers, this technology allows for users to see their natural hand tremors magnified in virtual space. While observing the tremors more easily, one may adjust their position and support to suit their unique demands. Instead of controllers, the appropriate hardware may be mounted to another tool such as forceps. While this technology was designed with microsurgery in mind, this technology is appropriate for anyone looking to improve their stability and precision.


Key Benefits

  • Non-Mechanical solution
    • Appropriate for medical training, physical therapy
  • Low cost



  • Industry training
  • Healthcare training
  • Physical Therapy


Licensing Rights Available


Full licensing rights available


Inventors: Dr. Taiwoo Park


Tech ID: TEC2018-0082

Patent Information:


For Information, Contact:

Raymond Devito
Technology Manager
Michigan State University
Taiwoo Park
Cheol Song