Gyroglove creator Joon Faii Ong and his breakthrough technology
Imagine being a 103-year-old patient in a London hospital with a failing body, and having tremor that is almost uncontrollable, making even eating a bowl of soup a gargantuan task. This is the story behind Joon Faii Ong and how he created the breakthrough technology of the GyroGlove.
Because of the patient’s age, nurses claimed that her medications have stopped working and that there was nothing they could do about her hand tremor.
The simple limitations of modern medicine led Dr. Faii Ong to take it upon himself to develop a solution to help his patient. Given that a pharmaceutical approach was no longer an option, Dr. Faii Ong searched for a technological one, and a solution that people of all ages, especially the elderly could use.
Dr. Faii Ong came up with a device that was partly based on his early memory of his toys. He remembered how tops, when gyrating, remained upright. Based on this idea, he also researched current applications in aviation and electronics that ran on the same principle. According to Joon Fai Ong, it was then he realized he could use the same technology to stabilize hands. And thus, the GyroGear was born.