P17044: Human Tremor Mitigation


Project Summary Project Information

Roughly 7 million Americans suffer from some form of Essential Tremor, most commonly manifesting in their arms and hands. An Essential Tremor is an involuntary rhythmic shaking in the appendage of a patient.

Currently these tremors can be mitigated through various forms of drug treatments but often involve side effects, regular checkups and self-monitoring. They also tend to lose their potency over time, requiring increases in daily dosage.

The goals of this project are to research the current state of wearable tremor mitigation technologies and identify gaps in treatment options.

The expected end result is a wearable tremor mitigation technology that decreases the intensity of the tremors and increases the patient’s dexterity and confidence in the daily life.


Project Name
Tremor Analysis and Mitigation
Project Number
Project Family
Biomedical track
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
Prof. Edward Hanzlik, echeee@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Dr. Dan Phillips
Sponsor (financial support)
Multidisciplinary Senior Design

Team Members

Sarah, James, Nicholas, Ramy, Peter

Sarah, James, Nicholas, Ramy, Peter

Ramy Kila Mechanical Engineer rxa8463@rit.edu
James Wagner Mechanical Engineer jmw2192@rit.edu
Sarah Sibert Biomedical Engineer ses3666@rit.edu
Peter Marcote Biomedical Engineering pmm9131@rit.edu
Nicholas Lamb Electrical Engineering ngl6210@rit.edu

Table of Contents


Planning & Execution

Background and Research

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test with Customer Demo

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation

Acknowledgements and Accolades