ARC Pen for Parkinson’s Disease – The Assistive Technology Daily

Scooped from The AT Daily: http://attraining.org/atdaily/2015/04/20/pen-for-parkinsons-disease/

Arc pen pic

The ARC pen might look laughably large, but it could be the perfect option for folks with Parkinson’s disease. It was created by a group of students from UK’s Royal College of Art and the Imperial College London to combat a Parkinson’s symptom called micrographia.

I love The AT Daily website, they find the best AT innovations! A recent post provides another innovative AT idea, the ARC Pen for Parkinson’s Disease. Created by neuroscientists and students to combat writing challenges of individuals with Parkinson. It is currently in testing phase.

As OT’s we have all worked with individuals like this. Weighted pens and stabilization can help sometimes but the research on the use of this ARC Pen is very promising. How exciting! Check it out on The AT Daily website from those clever folks at the North Carolina AT Program!

Thank you AT Daily for scouring the market for all things AT and sharing them to improve the quality of the clients we service!

Carol – OT’s with Apps

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About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP

OTR/L with 30 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 15 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary and post secondary students. Experience with adults with disabilities in employment and work transition.
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