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

 

Applications

  • Industry training
  • Healthcare training
  • Physical Therapy

 

Licensing Rights Available

 

Full licensing rights available

 

Inventors: Dr. Taiwoo Park

 

Tech ID: TEC2018-0082

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For Information, Contact:

Raymond DeVito
Technology Manager
Michigan State University
devitora@msu.edu
Inventors:
Taiwoo Park
Cheol Song
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