Information for Clinicians

Why Steadi-One?

If you treat patients with movement disorders, Steadi-One may be able to help. Steadi-One products are is designed to help people with hand tremor and limited hand and arm mobility eat more easily. Conditions that may contribute to hand tremor include Parkinson's disease and essential tremor. Conditions that may contribute to limited hand and arm mobility include cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, Huntington's disease, and post-stroke deficits.

Is Steadi-One right for my patient?

STEADI-ONE GLOVE

Steadi-One works most effectively for people with mild to moderate hand tremor. The tremor causes people regularly to spill food while eating, or leads people to bring their heads at least halfway towards their utensil to meet food.

To see if Steadi-One is right for your patient, you can click the link for a quick 10 Second Online Assessment for your patients to take. You can also watch videos of patients using the Steadi-One Glove right here.

Note that Steadi-One provides limited benefit to:

  • - People with intermittent tremor.
  • - People with severe tremor, large-amplitude tremor (above 12Hz) or dystonia.
  • - People whose hand tremor does not interfere with eating, or who spill only rarely when using utensils to bring food to their mouth (typically tremors below 4 Hz).

The amount of benefit will also vary depending on factors that affect the intensity of a person’s tremor at any given moment (such as medications, sleep, stress, and exercise).

How effective is Steadi-One?

Preliminary data from 10 patients is presented here. By kinematic analysis, a decrease in the tremor amplitude of acceleration greater than 20% from baseline was defined as a significant improvement. For static tasks, 6/10 patients improved with the true glove, while 5/10 improved with the sham. For dynamic tasks, 8/10 improved with the true glove, while 7/10 improved with the sham. This was calculated comparing the patient's three worst tasks. By the FTM scale, those patients that had improved by kinematic analysis had a 0.81-point score clinical improvement across all static tasks with the real glove. and a 0.30-point improvement with the sham. There was a 0.57-point improvement in dynamic tasks with the real glove, and a 0.39-point improvement with the sham.

Conclusions: Clinical and kinematic data demonstrating the effect of a glove-based tremor dampener for ET has been presented in this study. This preliminary analysis may demonstrate a greater tremor reduction using the true glove when compared to the sham, but larger sample sizes are required to validate these findings. This study is in progress and more patients are being recruited. This data will be critical in informing further development of this device and similar assistive technology for ET.

Try out Steadi-One

If you’re interested in trying out Steadi-One for your practice, please contact us at
info@steadiwear.com for more information or try it out in our of the certified clinics.

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