Technology has become an integral part of daily life and while it's being used to make life easier, there are many like Utkarsh Tandon, who are using it to ensure a healthy lifestyle for millions globally, with devices like the OneRing.
The idea behind the creation of a device for helping over ten million people suffering from Parkinson's disease worldwide, came to Tandon's mind when he was ten years old and saw boxing legend Muhammad Ali's hands trembling while lighting the Olympic torch in a video from the 1996 Olympic games on YouTube.
According to Engineering.com, the curiosity about the tremors in the boxer's body stuck with Tandon, and coupled with the visuals of a phone secured to hands of Parkinson's patients to assess their tremors, which he saw during a research few years later, it gave birth to the idea of a 3D printed ring which can monitor the intensity of tremors in a Parkinson's patient, and help their doctor to decide the correct course of action for the treatment.
Then came the funding from Kickstarter which took place twice over, and Utkarsh finally developed a ring which a patient can wear all the time, as it constantly monitors the vibrations divided into dyskinesia, bradykinesia, and tremor categories by intensity.
The results come as a daily report on an iOS app. Much like Fitbit, the ring uses a bluetooth microchip situated in a small box, as Tandon is seeking to redesign the ring to make it more stylish, so that poeple can look better while they move forward to feeling better, fastcodesign.com reported.
Utkarsh said, "It has to be something people want to wear. I want to make it look good while it's doing the diagnosis in the background."