The DRIFTS Project (Dynamically Responsive Intervention for Tremor Suppression) aims to develop an orthosis system to control and monitor tremor. DRIFTS compared the functioning of two different systems: an orthosis based in mechanical actuators (WOTAS) capable to implement algorithms of tremor suppression; and a second system based in magnetorheological fluids (DVB), which changes its viscosity characteristics when magnetic fields are present. Both orthosis are capable to suppress tremor or permit the free movement of the limb.
Through this Project and the knowledge gathered about tremor suppression, IBV can be considered one of the leading investigation and development centers in this area.
We would like to thank the Hospital General Universitario de Valencia, the Israeli Center for Assistive Technology and Aging (GeronTech) and the volunteers/patients who made possible this project.