About GyroGear

Story


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.

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Our Team


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.

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Faii Ong

FOUNDER
MEDICINE

Zahid Ansari

COO
SENIOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

Nadya Paleyes

MANAGER
BUSINESS DEV

Paul Layte

FINANCE DIRECTOR
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT

Paul de Panisse

LEAD ENGINEER
MECHANICAL ENGINEER

 

Youssef Ibrahim

ENGINEERING ADVISOR
MECHANICAL ENGINEER

Raphaela Wagner

MARKETING & SALES
PHYSICS

Keet Ong

ADMIN
ARCHITECTURE

 

Our Advisors



We are also proud of being supported by highly qualified experts across industries and academic fields – ranging from mechanical engineering, to
healthcare and medicine.

Lester Cohen

LEAD ENGINEER
JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE

Prof Dongho Lee

PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE
ULSAN UNIVERSITY

Prof Jeffry Karp

FACULTY
HARVARD – MIT HEALTH SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

Prof Ludy Shih

NEUROLOGIST
HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

Prof Gareth Jones

DYSON CHAIR OF DESIGN ENGINEERING
BATH UNIVERSITY

Prof Alison McGregor

MUSCULOSKELETAL BIODYNAMICS
IMPERIAL COLLEGE

Prof Tony Young

NATIONAL CLINICAL DIRECTOR
NHS ENGLAND

David Vail

PRINCIPAL ENGINEER
LANDIS + GYR

Barbara Domayne-Hayman PhD

CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER
AUTIFONY