Information for Clinicians
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 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?
Steadi-One has been shown to be effective in an eleven-patient clinical study. During the study, eleven subjects with essential tremor performed three tasks — holding, eating, and transferring objects. When the technology used in Steadi-One was turned on, tremor amplitude was reduced by an average of 72% in the holding task, 76% in the eating task, and 71% in the transferring task. These statistically significant results mean that Steadi-One is likely to make eating easier for people with hand tremor. The study was peer reviewed and published here: A non invasive handheld assistive device to accommodate essential tremor: A pilot study, Pathak, et al. Movement Disorders, vol 29:6 (May 2014).
We also published and presented these findings at the 2013 American Academy of Neurology conference, and were honored to be featured speakers at the meeting. From one doctor.
“I believe that the [...] device can benefit many of my patients. For those who choose to use it, the system represents a non-invasive method to improve greatly patient’s lives and increase overall independence.”
Jill Ostrem, MD, Associate Professor Medical Director, UCSF Surgical Movement Disorders Center.
Try out Steadi-One
If you’re interested in trying out Steadi-One for your practice, please contact us at
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