Browse the unique products and services for those with essential tremor and people with disabilities.
App for monitoring tremor that can be recorded using a smart phone. Accurate results can be viewed instantly. The data is saved anonymously. Tremor can be tracked and viewed over time. The App has potential for journaling daily life activities and managing a tremor treatment plan.
App for steadying the gait of people with Parkinson’s Disease. The App improves gait by adjusting the pace that works to help prevent shuffling, and keep a steady walking pace.
Bioinstrumentation products company that provides patients, physicians and researchers with clinical, home and web-based assessment systems to better track how symptoms change in response to treatment.
Assistive Mouse Adapter
Invented by IBM for people with hand tremor. Available from Montrose Secam.
An estimated 54 million people (children to seniors) nationwide rely on AT Network (AT) daily to improve their quality of life. AT is a statewide, non-profit organization and project of the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC). The AT Network is dedicated to expanding the accessibility to assistive technologies.
Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program
The Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP) is a public program mandated by the California State legislature and administered by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The DDTP has two components: the California Relay Service which includes Speech to Speech and the California Telephone Access Program which provides assistive telecommunications equipment. Their purpose is to provide access to basic telephone service for Californians who have difficulty using the telephone.
The place for kids with special needs. Making computers accessible.
High tech spoon is a non-invasive handheld assistive device to manage hand tremors when eating and transferring objects. The spoon’s stabilizing mechanism is capable of reducing tremor by 70%. The spoon functions smoothly as the tremor becomes more pronounced. The device has potential for other attachments such as a fork and grooming aids. Kathleen uses Liftware (Youtube)
High-quality 100% cotton, no-iron wrinkle free dress shirt that fastens with magnets to readily solve “fine motor skills” buttoning shirts problem for men with a variety of health conditions, including essential tremor. The fabric used holds the shirt’s shape extremely well. The look of a button down, and magnets that actually fasten the shirt are sewn on securely. MagnaReady™ is adding a line for women’s shirts and children’s coats.
Created for people that struggle with tremor when doing daily activities with their arms and hands. Activity Tray™ assists people when they are eating and drinking, applying makeup, shaving, writing, computer work; any activity that can benefit from stabilizing arms and hands. The user positions their arms pressed lightly into the indented outside edges of the tray. There are 2 cup holders and 4 adjustable positions, that can bring food and drinks right below a person’s mouth.
Innovative cup designed to assist people with hand tremors drink more easily. Unlike standards cups, handSteady® has a rotatable large handle with a secure grip that can be held in many ways to minimize tremor because everyone’s tremor is different. The rotatable handle technology enables people with tremor to keep their elbows securely tucked in or resting on the table instead of raising them up. The specially designed lid has a drink hole that can also be used with a straw.
Motion Wear was founded to bring Balance-Based Torso-Weighting® (BBTW®) technology to patients. BalanceWear is a new treatment option for a wide variety of neurologic and orthopedic balance disorders, including Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Ataxia and Stroke. BalanceWear® Series therapeutic products are designed to improve the mobility, confidence, and independence of adults and children. Anecdotal evidence exists that BalanceWear can stabilize the trunk to help those with essential tremor. BalanceWear is a noninvasive immediately effective tool that patients can access through clinicians trained in the Balance-Based Torso-Weighting Technology. With BalanceWear one knows right away if the treatment is working. Later if a patient isn’t doing well they can just take the garment off. There are no known negative side effects known.
North Coast Medical
North Coast Medical’s consumer division, Functional Solutions, features a wide variety of products that increase independence by making everyday activities easier and safer. Products include dressing aids, household helpers, adaptive eating utensils, exercise equipment, and much more.
Helping physically challenged individuals achieve greater independence through a wide variety of self-help and therapy products to aid in everyday activities.
Easy Access Clothing
Fashionable and functional clothing with style, independence and dignity.
A natural, effective way to relieve aches, muscle and joint pain, headaches, stress, tension, and much more. A unique heating pad and cold pack that conforms to the shape of the body. Hot pack provides soothing, penetrating heat. Heat lasts for about 20-30 minutes, which is the time recommended by most health-care professionals. Safe to use. No electro-magnetic fields. Choose the products that are just right for you. The horseshoe shape provides very firm support to the neck. Cherry-Pit-Pac is a registered medical device with the FDA. Read more about Cherry Blossom Enterprises in the December 2005 issue of Spikes & Spasms, the TremorAction.org quarterly newsletter.
EEG Spectrum International
Neurofeedback training to help brain based problems.
20 35 grams of dietary fiber per day are recommended for consumption. There is a need for more healthful whole foods nutrition of fruits and vegetables in our diets every day. Read more about Juice Plus in the December 2006 issue of Spikes & Spasms, the TremorAction.org quarterly newsletter.
Health Information & Resources
Enter “tremor” in search field to visit Viva Care’s patient education library.
Offers valuable information for persons 50 years and older.
The California Patient’s Guide
Guide on quality health care rights.