Week 5 Special Guest: MoCap for Parkinson Patients

This week, we invited a special guest — Russell. It was such a meaningful experience for us to learn about how can we apply motion capture technology into helping people with special mobility need.

Illustration: Ratna Sagar Shrestha/THT

About Our Guest:

At Mickey’s, we’re building products that can help movement disorders patients walk more efficiently. Our first product in development is a pair of compression shorts with sensors and actuators built into each leg of the garment.

By monitoring the user’s gait and delivering a vibrotactile pulse at regular intervals during the user’s stride, our product provides an external cue that affords increased mobility to Parkinson’s disease patients.