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Tremor Suppression Devices for Parkinson's Disease:

The following are non-surgical options available for Parkinson's patients to suppress tremors, primarily in upper limbs. None are cures, nor do they halt the progression of the disease but they do address the symptoms and can supplement pharmaceutical therapies.

The tremor suppression devices, to reduce tremor amplitudes, fall into three primary categories:

  1. mechanical dampers (active and passive)
  2. vibration therapy
  3. electric feedback and electrical nerve stimulation

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Cala Health: Cala Trio

FDA approved (Cala One). Employs electrodes on the median and radial nerves on the anterior and the posterior surfaces of the wrist. Electrical stimulation induces halamicneuronal oscillations and disrupt the pathological oscillations of tremors. The company’s transcutaneous afferent patterned stimulation (TAPS) therapy sends patterned signals to the brain across the skin to stimulate the thalamus. An accelerometer within this device measures the frequency of the patient’s tremor, allowing calibration of the stimulation intensity. Patients wear the device for 40-minute sessions throughout the day as needed. A study of 5 patients showed a 57% tremor suppression. Over time, the stimulation normalized neural firing to reduce tremors.

Website: CalaHealth.com
Press release: FDA essential tremors and Parkinson's approval
transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation Cala Health: Trio
Cala Health: Trio
Synergic Medical Technology

FDA trial. Vibrotactile Coordinated Reset stimulation. Stimulates the sensory nerves (responsible for limb position awareness) which are connected to the thalamus (implicated in tremors). Coordinated Reset shown to have sustained benefits (ref Tass et al 2012)

Website: SynergicMed.com
transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and vibration Synergic glove
Synergic glove

  • Potential to alleviate Parkinson's tremors.

  • Not a cure for Parkinson's nor does it slow its progress.