In January 2022, Interrupt Engineering made a significant impact at the CES (Consumer Electronic Show) held in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a startup company dedicated to improving the lives of Parkinson’s patients, Interrupt Engineering took the opportunity to visit the Friends of Parkinson’s organization during CES. This blog post aims to shed light on Interrupt Engineering’s visit to Friends of Parkinson’s and their ongoing efforts to develop innovative solutions for addressing the challenges faced by individuals with Parkinson’s disease.
CES, an annual consumer electronics event organized by the Consumer Electronics Association, is renowned as the most significant technology fair in the Americas. Since its inception in 1967, CES has been a platform for showcasing cutting-edge technological advancements. Interrupt Engineering’s presence at CES was not only to demonstrate their commitment to innovation but also to connect with organizations dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by Parkinson’s disease. Friends of Parkinson, an organization that supports healing, care, and lifestyle management for various mental illnesses, was a natural choice for Interrupt Engineering to explore potential collaborations.
Parkinson’s disease is the second most prevalent chronic illness globally, affecting approximately 10 million people worldwide, with around 150,000 individuals in Turkey alone. Among Parkinson’s patients, a staggering 65% experience freezing of gait (FOG) during their walking routines. This FOG phenomenon manifests as a temporary inability to initiate or continue walking, leaving individuals immobilized. FOG not only poses safety risks but also significantly hampers social engagement, leading to reduced quality of life. Interrupt Engineering recognized the urgent need to address FOG and other related challenges faced by Parkinson’s patients.
Interrupt Engineering has been actively working to develop groundbreaking solutions to improve the lives of Parkinson’s patients. Their latest innovation, the Movemate wearable device, is a testament to their commitment. Movemate utilizes advanced motion sensors and artificial intelligence algorithms to detect FOG episodes in real time. When FOG is detected, MoveMate provides tactile feedback or auditory cues, prompting patients to overcome the freezing episode and resume their mobility. By restoring patients’ ability to walk freely, Interrupt Engineering aims to enhance their independence and overall well-being.
Interrupt Engineering’s visit to Friends of Parkinson’s exemplifies its commitment to collaborating with organizations at the forefront of Parkinson’s disease management. By engaging directly with patients, caregivers, and the Parkinson’s community, Interrupt Engineering gains valuable insights into the specific challenges faced by individuals with Parkinson’s disease. These insights serve as crucial input for refining their solutions and tailoring them to meet the unique needs of the community. Through collaborations, Interrupt Engineering ensures that its innovations are aligned with the requirements of those they aim to serve.
Interrupt Engineering’s ongoing work demonstrates its determination to empower individuals with Parkinson’s disease. By leveraging technological advancements and fostering collaborations, they strive to provide comprehensive support to Parkinson’s patients. MoveMate and similar innovations have the potential to revolutionize Parkinson’s disease management, allowing patients to regain control over their mobility, participate in social activities, and improve their overall quality of life. Interrupt Engineering firmly believes in the power of technology to make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by Parkinson’s disease.
Interrupt Engineering’s visit to Friends of Parkinson during CES highlights their unwavering commitment to innovating for the benefit of Parkinson’s patients. By actively engaging with organizations dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with Parkinson’s disease, Interrupt Engineering ensures that its solutions are grounded in the real challenges faced by the community. Through the development of Movemate and other advancements, Interrupt Engineering seeks to empower Parkinson’s patients.