Project ATTIS: An Assistive Aid for Parkinson's Patients Using Vibrational White Noise to Reduce Resting Tremors

Project ATTIS is an assistive aid for people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and essential tremors. This wearable device wraps around the patient’s wrist and allows for fine motor movements in the fingers and hands. Designed for universality, its principal mechanism using white noise through vibration tackles the tremors at the wrists – patients no longer need to individual aids for individual activities. Its mechanism works at a subconscious level and takes into consideration patients with cognitive limitations (i.e., dementia).

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Project awards

  • First Place Award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Biomedical Engineering Cateogry

  • Team Canada Selection – Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Phoenix, USA (1 of 14 projects) 

  • 2019 Gold Merit Award at the Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair 

  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco Pinnacle Second Best in Fair 

  • Professional Engineers of Ontario - Oakville Chapter Engineering Award

  • 2019 McMaster University Faculty of Engineering Award  

  • Doris Casey & Gwen Nicolls Disability Solutions Award

  • Gowling WLG Innovation Award - Runner-up 

  • Hamilton Association da Vinci Award