Trequant - First Wearable for Tremors
Trequant - First Wearable for Tremors
Trequant is specifically designed for people with tremors. It helps them to track and analyse their tremors for better understanding.
Trequant is specifically designed for people with tremors. It helps them to track and analyse their tremors for better understanding. Read more
About this project
Trequant is a wearable for tremor patients. It records their tremors and provides detailed insights about how their activities and diet affect their tremors.
Trequant helps you to be more confident and aware of your situation, by letting you know how your tremors work.
Tremors are completely unpredictable, even the slightest change in your mood can cause huge changes in your tremor intensities and you have no control over it. With Trequant you can observe and identify what activities affect your tremors positively or the diet that helps you to reduce your tremors. You can also connect with a community of tremor patients and share your problems, or solutions with the community. You are able to share your tremor intensities and collaborate in friendly challenges that motivate you to perform daily exercises that are beneficial to you as a tremor patient.
The graphs visualize how with changed activity i.e increased morning walk and a nap during the work stress John was able to reduce the intensity of his tremors. He has a better understanding of how his activities affect his tremors, now he can choose what helps him. This will help him control his tremors better and be more confident.
Trequant is collaborating with thehopenet.org to get the donations into the hands of rightful patients so they can benefit from it the most and help align their activities to handle their tremors better.
Tremors are unintentional shaking or trembling of muscles. It is the most common neurological movement disorder and hands are the most commonly affected parts. Other parts of the body include head, vocal cords, trunk, and legs. It isn't a life threatening disease but makes life difficult, even the simplest daily tasks become really hard
Its as simple as it gets, once the watch is paired with the companion application, you're a tap away from recording your tremors.
Trequant allows tremor patients to easily record the values of their tremor intensities accurately without even thinking about it. It allows you to go about your daily routine doing the tasks you do and records your tremors silently. All you have to do is wear it on your wrist and start recording, and it gathers your tremor intensity based on kinetic vibrations of your tremors. It uses 6 sensors to monitor the movement of your arm. Our proprietary algorithm records the accurate value of the tremor intensity by filtering out normal hand movements. Not just that, the device comes equipped with vibration motor to remind you of your medications.
Trequant companion application (which can be used both on a mobile or a computer) is an extension of the wearable. The application allows you to record your tremors, or set up medication reminders, and the type of recording you want to do. The application creates detailed insights of your tremors and lets you see for yourself what activities or diets affect your tremors positively. It can let you know if your tremors have been intense throughout the day or not.
The design of the wearable has been carefully chosen after numerous iterations along with your feedback. Minimal and strong to make you feel in control, and it saves you from all the weird looks.
The mobile application is built keeping you in mind, simple, extremely easy to navigate and great readable design for non-technical people. The application is completely self explanatory, and completely friendly.
Trequant houses 6-axis accelerometer and gyroscopes, which allows the wearable to accurately determine the vibrations in the body caused by tremors. Isolating the tremor vibration, Trequant determines the detailed amplitude and frequency values which helps define the tremor in numbers to be understood in a more rational way.
Trequant has been in the works for 2 years now. Let us give you an insight into the different stages:
We have been working for two years, and in two years we have developed 4 different prototypes of our product. We now have our final prototype and all we need is your support to finish this product and get this into the hands of people.
Trequant watch was designed to keep it classic so people feel comfortable wearing it in public. Reaching to the final stage required a lot of changes and feedback from product design & manufacturing experts. These are the dimensions of the watch:
The watch is is just about the size of a normal watch with double the intelligence. It is suited for both the genders.
Trequant makes use of the latest technologies available in the market, including:
- 6-axis motion sensor to accurately record tremor movements
- Vibration motor for medication reminders
- Swiss watch movement to show time
- Ultra low power processor and bluetooth low energy for long battery life
- Extra memory to save data for a month
- Lithium polymer battery to power for 7 days
- Leather straps for comfortable wear
After discussing the manufacturing with various famous names in the manufacturing sector we have choses PanAsia Solutions http://panasia-inc.com as our partner. They have finalized the dates along with the feasibility reports that certify the manufacturing of Trequant in the given time frame and costs.
PanAsia specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of the hardware products and the company is behind some of the biggest names in the industry. Panasia Solutions provides us on the ground presence in China. They have 15 years of experience in designing, refining, and producing branded consumer products for sale and distribution in markets throughout the United States, Canada, and the EU.
As we anticipated some patients who cant really make use of a watch requested for a bracelet/band that fulfilled the basic purpose. After numerous iterations we present the Trequant Band. We haven't built a prototype for the band yet but based on our previous designs and the technology equipped in the final prototype of the watch we are 110% confident that this would be the final shape, size, battery life and technology of the Band.
This band comes in multiple sizes and you'd be able to put it on different body parts, such as your head, thighs etc. We will be introducing multiple attachments for ease of use on any part of your body as a stretch goal. And if we are able to cross the stretch goal the attachments will be given to all the people who have pledged for the band.
The technology used in the band is same as the watch, but to avoid any confusion here is the breakdown:
-6-axis motion sensor to accurately record tremor movements.
-Vibration motor for medication reminders.
-Ultra low power processor and bluetooth low energy for long battery life.
-Extra memory to save data for a month.
-Lithium polymer battery to power for 7 days.
Trequant companion application is a multiple platform application, which means it can be run on your mobile phone, or personal computer both.
We understand not everyone has a smartphone and or is able to use one, especially those who suffer from extreme tremors. Trequant can easily be connected with your computer using our usb.
*Some Laptops come with built-in Bluetooth BLE. You might not need the USB at all, however we are sending out free USBs to everyone who pledges to buy our wearable.
Trequant Circle, be a part of something bigger the best way to stay connected with the people you love.
Trequant Circle is an exclusive idea being introduced by Trequant. The purpose of the Trequant circle is to link the people with tremors via a unique chain. Because we believe you are who know the best about you because we believe that in order to find a solution for this problem people need to be encouraged to talk to each other, indulge in collaborative discussions and find answers to their problems including tremor anomalies. With Trequant Circle, people can add their friends, share their tremor stories in complete confidence with each other for discussion or collaborative analysis and motivate with each other with the help of positive competition.
With detailed discussions and deals with the manufacturer we have been able to workout our goal and where it has to go.
By supporting this project, you are also contributing to the future of Trequant. These funds will help Trequant progress from prototype stage to a power system that is ready for the global market. Your sponsorship will help us to finalize the mechanical design, build the electrical content inside each module, get the requisite certifications to meet the international safety standards, and deliver you your own Trequant.
www.trequant.com is strictly for your own self-assessment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. Always check with your local physician before starting any training, exercise routine, medication, diet etc.. By pledging to Trequant, you agree and understand that all the advice, tips, and readings are taken at the user’s own risk. By pre-ordering here and joining www.trequant.com, you understand that you should always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program or medication routine. This general information is not intended to be used for the self-diagnosis of any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate exercise regime. If you experience any pain or difficulty with these exercises, stop and consult with your healthcare provider.
Risks and challenges
Since the device has already been built and has been undergoing testing for several weeks, we hope that no problems will be encountered and the rewards will be delivered to the backers within the estimated delivery time. Nevertheless, as with any hardware project, schedule risks are always associated with manufacturing and supply chain logistics.
Trequant team has built four versions of prototypes from the beginning of this company. We obtained some data from our early prototypes and completed the proof of concept. Aside from manufacturing, the risks involved in this project are relatively low. While making the samples, some problem with the molding of a few parts were encountered. We'll finish the design for manufacturing and make the molding cost-effective.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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