Tremor News

Patient Looks to MRI-Guided Ultrasound Treatment to Relieve Tremors

7 Sep 2016

Alexandra Lebenthal has kept the condition that makes her hands uncontrollably shake a secret throughout her life. Living with essential tremor since she was 3, Lebenthal has struggled to pour drinks, eat food, shake hands, and swipe her subway MetroCard with ease. Despite her success as the president and CEO of a boutique investment bank, the tremors have made her feel self-conscious at the many professional and social events she attends.

Weill Cornell Medical College

FDA approves first MRI-guided focused ultrasound device to treat essential tremor

11 Jul 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first focused ultrasound device to treat essential tremor in patients who have not responded to medication. ExAblate Neuro uses magnetic resonance (MR) images taken during the procedure to deliver focused ultrasound to destroy brain tissue in a tiny area thought to be responsible for causing tremors.


Technology delivers personalized treatment to patients with tremors

20 May 2016

Technology provides a personalized therapy that is giving new hope for these patients. TremorTek, uses a combination of wearable movement sensors and computer software to determine exactly which muscles and what biomechanics are at play for each individual patient’s tremor symptoms. Using the information from that technology, clinicians can precisely place injections to reduce tremor at the exact source.

Exchange Magazine

Trequant Launches a Wearable, Watch-like Device to Monitor Tremors

11 May 2016

Trequant, Inc., a wearable device startup, is launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to market and further develop its tremor quantifying device. The Trequant wearable is designed to appear and feel like a normal analog watch, but contains advanced sensors that monitor the extremity tremors common to movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease (PD), dystonia, essential tremors, and other neurological conditions.

Parkinson's News Today

Caring for the patient with essential tremor

9 Feb 2016

This article discusses the prevalence and symptoms of essential tremor (ET). It is the most common neurological disorder and yet so little is known or written about it.1 It's about eight times more common than Parkinson’s disease2and yet it can be mistaken for it. The subject needs to be discussed and recognised, so people who suffer with ET receive the best quality of care and are less likely to become depressed and socially isolated.

Nursing In Practice

International Essential Tremor Foundation to Host First Teleconference for Patients

26 Jan 2016

The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) will host its first call in a new, free educational teleconference series focusing on a different topic each session on the life-altering neurological condition called essential tremor (ET). The teleconference call will take place on Thursday, March 3 at 4pm CST/ 5pm EST/ 3pm MST/ 2pm PST. Experts in ET care and research will provide up-to-date information in a teleconference format followed by a question-and-answer period.


Hope in a Glove for Parkinson’s Patients

14 Jan 2016

A wearable device promises to help steady hand tremors by using an old technology-gyroscopes. While the initial prototypes of the device still require refinements to size and noise, Alison McGregor, professor of musculoskeletal biodynamics at Imperial College, who has been a mentor to the team, says the device "holds great promise and could have a significant impact on users' quality of life." Helen Matthews of the Cure Parkinson's Trust agrees: "GyroGlove will make everyday tasks such as using a computer, writing, cooking, and driving possible for sufferers," she says.

MIT Technology Review

GYENNO Launches Health Tech Gadgets

6 Jan 2016

Technology merges with health, big data and the Internet of Things in products being launched by GYENNO. The company is launching the only Smart SPOON and FORK which counteract hand tremors from Parkinson's Disease and other conditions by keeping the utensil steady and collects data in the cloud about the patient's tremors.