Vibrating gloves could be game-changer for Parkinson's patients

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Parkinson’s Disease affects approximately 1 million Americans, half of whom are undiagnosed.  There is no cure and existing treatment effectiveness declines as the disease progresses.  Recent research at Stanford University has shown promise in using specific patterns of vibration applied to the fingertips to provide a lasting reduction in symptoms without the typical side effects of medication.

This talk will cover an introduction to Parkinson’s disease, describe the Vibro-tactile Coordinated Reset (VCR) research and results obtains by Dr. Peter Tass at Stanford, and efforts by a group, of which I am part, to replicate the Stanford research to benefit our friends and family.

I will show several iterations of our hardware for the electronics, vibrating tactors, and the gloves that couple the vibration to the patient’s fingertips. This includes 3D printing of finger “cups” to hold the vibrating tactors, wired and wireless versions of the control electronics and a unique solution to obtain sub-1millisecond timing accuracy across a Bluetooth connection linking a pair of wireless VCR gloves.

Slides at: Vibro-Tactile Gloves

This will also be streamed online on GoToWebinar.  Register at

  Date and Time




  • Date: 19 Oct 2023
  • Time: 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
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  • Deskchair Workspace
  • 201 East 4th St.
  • Loveland, Colorado
  • United States 80537
  • Room Number: Cleveland Room

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  • Starts 08 October 2023 08:56 AM
  • Ends 18 October 2023 01:00 AM
  • All times are (UTC-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


Doug Bartlett


4:30 pm Doors Open Come early and enjoy food from Sandos onsite shop

5:00 pm Sandos Sandwich Shop Closes

6:30-6:45 Brief Business meeting

6:45- 8:00pm Doug Bartlett will speak on his work with the vibrating glove project


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