Our story began with a 103 year old lady in a London hospital.
Our founder, Faii Ong, a recent Medicine graduate, was a member of the team looking after her. The team was puzzled by this lady’s significant weight loss and increasing frailty. Was it malignancy, a systemic disease, or an as yet, unknown condition?
The answer revealed itself when Faii happened upon her at lunch time. Our patient, terrible tremors and all, had spent half an hour eating a single bowl of soup—everything went down her front.
After cleaning her up, Faii asked the nurses what they were doing to treat her tremors. They replied, “Well, she’s a hundred and three, forgets you in five minutes, has those really bad shakes, and her medications have stopped working. There’s nothing we can do.”
Faii was shocked that there weren’t adequate treatments for this problem and resolved to come up with a solution.
Remembering the gyroscope toys of his childhood and their current applications in aviation and electronics, he realised the same technology could be used to stabilise the hand.
Thus, GyroGear was born.
We are a crack team of doctors, engineers, and designers—an international mix of young minds and makers from Imperial College London.
Backed by industry-leading experts in musculoskeletal biodynamics, senior mechanical engineers, clinicians, and serial entrepreneurs, we are actively creating solutions to problems of stability.
United by our deep love for innovation and sense of empathy, we are committed to restoring independence and quality of life to those who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor.
SENIOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
Paul de Panisse
MARKETING & SALES
We are also proud of being supported by highly qualified experts across industries and academic fields – ranging from mechanical engineering, to
healthcare and medicine.
JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE
Prof Dongho Lee
PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE
Prof Jeffry Karp
HARVARD – MIT HEALTH SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
Prof Ludy Shih
HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
Prof Gareth Jones
DYSON CHAIR OF DESIGN ENGINEERING
Prof Alison McGregor
Prof Tony Young
NATIONAL CLINICAL DIRECTOR
LANDIS + GYR
Barbara Domayne-Hayman PhD
CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER