Gyro gear research comes to our branch

By Cathi Grainger 

In February, six of our branch members volunteered to help test prototypes of new devices designed to reduce hand tremors. In a temporary lab at Amersham Community Centre, set up by GyroGear, they were filmed while doing extended arm tests and paper and pen tests, both with and without different prototype gyro gloves.

It was a “first” for our branch and also the first time that  the researchers had come out of their London base to do their testing in a branch.

All who took part found it interesting. Some found the gyro glove prototypes helped reduce their hand tremors whilst others found the devices made little difference. Those who benefitted were surprised to find that the gyro not only seemed to arrest the tremor once it had started, but that there was a residual effect once the equipment had been removed and the tests repeated.

The research team were really appreciative of this opportunity and will be looking for more volunteers willing to give 1 to 1½ hours of their time for non-invasive testing in a couple of months when the next prototypes are ready. If you are willing to participate, please contact us to let us know.

More information about the research is available at