It is called ‘Grace’ and it is a biomedical device developed by three students from Universidad Adolfo Ibañez’s startup, Digital Health, and it promises to be able to control muscle spasms by using electrodes on the muscles affected by essential tremor.

Simply put, essential tremor is an involuntary movement of specific body parts. Even though what causes them is not known for certain, it is understood that it is more of an annoyance than an important health risk. In spite of this disorder not being directly linked to Parkinson’s disease, it is common among people living with it.

The technology developed by Federico Jensen, Alex Carimán and Felipe Nagel has been tested in over 30 patients, and results have shown an average of 80% in tremor reduction, and, in some cases, tremors have been eliminated completely.

The team is currently testing providers and technology in the United States in order to find the best developers, as the original masterplan includes supplying this invention at affordable prices. Grace is expected to be launched in 2019.

To find out more information about this innovative device and about the developers, go here.