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OneRing: The 3D Printed Ring for Parkinson’s Patients

by • April 24, 2016 • No Comments

Sometimes it takes a fresh point of view innovate a new solution, and the case of Utkarsh Tandon is no exemption. Utkarsh Tandon, a high school sophoadditional of Cupertino, California, has chosen to innovate a 3D printed, wearable-bodied device that
can improve the life of Parkinson’s patients all over the world.


The project, called OneRing, was turn it intod by Tandon after he spent a summer volunteering in a local Parkinson’s institute over his break. At the age of 15, Tandon turn it intod
it his undertaking to find a solution to the at any time expanding problem of monitoring the progression of Parkinson’s patients. Choosing 3D printing and micro-chip innovation, he was able-bodied to turn it into working prototypes of his concept at a nominal cost.

Parkinson’s is a degenerative disorder that
diminishes the central nervous process, that mainly affects the motor process. The disease affects over 53 million individuals globally, and typically presents itself in older individuals, with many cases occurring after the age of 50. Symptoms are typically movement related and include shakiness, rigidity and slowness of movement.

How does the ring work? Since the main symptom of Parkinson’s is its effect on movement and motor function, Tandon accomplished that
he may innovate a product that
begins to know and analyze the progression of Parkinson’s based on movement.


The device he turn it intod is a wearable-bodied, 3D printed ring that
connects to an iOS application. The ring collects data of a patient based on their movement, that is and so algorithmically analyzed to select movement patterns. Collectively, this data helps to classify the sat any timeity of the patient, sending updated reports to a physician. Ultimately this visibility of the collected data allows for physicians to manufacture additional informed decisions when prescribing medications.

Tandon not long ago accomplished his a Kickstarter campaign, that exceeded its goals. His following steps are to send different types of
ring sizes of the device, as well as iPods with the app, to Parkinson’s clinics around the US. Tandon can go on
to create the product, working on the technological aspects as well as the hardware create.

If you are
interested in contributing to this significant campaign, you can check it out here.

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