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ARC Pen To Help Parkinson’s Patients Write

If you’re someone who loves the feel and experience of writing by hand, could you imagine losing that ability?

It happens to Parkinson’s patients who develop bradykinesia, a symptom which slows movement and affects fine motor control. Writing becomes painful, leading to small, cramped handwriting, called micrographia.

That’s why a group of UK university students have developed a pen specially designed to ease the writing experience for those with Parkinson’s disease. (About 127,000 people in the UK have Parkinson’s and about two-thirds develop micrographia.)

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