The entire nation’s head is up in the air with as a Pakistani student at the University Of West England, Neha Chaudhary, came with a brilliant innovation to help the patients of Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson’s disease is a chronic disorder that is progressive and affects the movement of the patient.
A progressive disorder refers to the one that keeps worsening over time. The causes of Parkinson’s disease are unknown, and a proper cure is yet not discovered. However, the symptoms can be managed to some extent through the process of medication and surgeries.
What Exactly Is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s disease affects the neurons in the brain, causing malfunctioning. It primarily affects the area of the brain called substantia nigra. Some of these affected or dying nerves do the job of producing a chemical called dopamine, which sends messages to that part of the brain which is associated with controlling the movement.
As the disease progresses, the amount of dopamine keeps decreasing, and it affects the physical movement of body parts.
The basic symptom that starts occurring from an early stage is the tremor. The disease further affects the movement, slowing it down. The more severe symptoms include stiffness of limbs and imbalanced coordination.
What Is Neha Chaudhary’s Invention And How Does It Work?
Neha has invented an innovative walking stick, that is being called a ‘game changer’ for the patients of Parkinson’s disease. The ‘walk to beat’ stick produces vibration, inducing movement in the frozen muscles.
This enables the person to walk and help retain their mobility and independence.
The stick can sense when the patient’s limbs are seized and starts vibrating accordingly. This aids the body part to gain rhythm, assisting the student to walk again.
It already has shown positive results in and according to Neha, this stick will help over 12,000 students patients in the UK alone.
Kudos Neha! Not only is this is a matter of pride for the entire country but is an unconventional product and a step ahead in the field of medicine!
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