There are several people across the globe with hand tremors. The sad news there is no medicine to cure the condition. There are some that work for some time however, when the patient gets used to them, they stop working. These hand tremors arise due to disorders in the nervous system and when it affects the life of the person, he/she has problems with daily tasks like dressing, picking up objects, eating and other tasks.
Joon Faii Ong – The Gyro Glove and its objective to improve lives
Dr. Joon Faii Ong is the CEO of the company GyroGear, an esteemed name in wearable technology and the name behind the unique invention Gyro Glove. This glove has been created with the goal to control hand tremors and improve the quality of life in people.
He completed his education from the Imperial College in London and he had the aspiration to become a reconstructive and craniofacial surgeon with an emphasis on transplant surgery. He is today, the full-time CEO of his company and has the goal to make his invention available to people with hand tremors across the globe.
Writer of medical articles
During his student days, he wrote and published many articles in credible medical journals such as Nature Communications and the popular medical Journal of The American College of Surgeons. Since then, esteemed publications like the BBC, Reuters and Popular Science have published and covered GyroGear’s work.
Recipient of the first runner up award at Slingshot 2020
His company is the recipient of the first runner up award at the Southeast Asia’s Slingshot 2020- a competition for start-up companies. In this competition there was over 7000 companies participating at this event, and so this achievement is a prestigious event for the company since it was created about four years ago.
Unique innovation for people with hand tremors
His invention the Gyro Glove has combined the technologies of medicine, science and bio-engineering. He also has earned a distinct name for himself in the field of medical device research.
His company got over $3.3 million in grants from the Government of UK and the EU Horizon in 2020. In the past, he participated in the high-end research at the Harvard Medical School and Harvard MIT Division of Health, Science and Technology where he focused on regenerative medicine and medical devices. He has the goal of sharing his knowledge with his team of precision engineers and healthcare experts.
Besides dedicating his work and life to medicine, Dr. Joon Faii Ong is passionate about serving the community and giving back to it. He has offered his medical services to nations like Singapore, Nepal and India, where he has assisted people and communities in need. His invention the GyroGlove has rendered the community encouraging results and those people who volunteered to use the Gyro Glove were able to feed themselves without help. In fact, some people who used the glove were able to pick up a needle and sew again.