HOW IT WORKS
A WEARABLE DEVICE TO EASE SYMPTOMS OF PARKINSON’S
FEATURES OF CUE1
CUE1 is a small non-invasive device that is worn on the body to administer specialised vibratory stimulation to relieve the movement symptoms of Parkinson’s. It can also be used in conjunction with our app to set medication alerts, customize the stimulation, and further track your symptoms through fun games.
Main Features of CUE1:
- Completely non-invasive device for people with Parkinson's
- Makes movement smoother and faster
- Discrete, reliable medication alerts
- Easy to use; controlled with one large, tactile button
- Rechargeable battery provides 7hrs continuous vibration
- Synchronised application includes simple and useful symptom tracking
The exact effect of CUE1 stimulation may vary depending on where it is placed, when it is used, and from person to person. It combines the principles of Focussed Vibrotactile Stimulation and Cueing, which have been shown throughout scientific literature to improve motor performance and help with freezing respectively.
Our user testers have reported a wide range of benefits including:
- Smoother walking and movement
- Regaining the ability to dance
- Helping fine motor tasks
During our initial user trials, we found our user’s movement improved by an average of 16%, with every participant feeling some improvement, additive to that of their medication.
We have also had reports that the stimulation has a relaxing or reassuring effect, and some have requested to use the device to help with stressful situations like public speaking.
OPTIONAL INTERACTIVE APP
CUE1 can be used as a completely standalone device should you so wish, but can also be paired with the Charco App.
Connecting your phone or tablet to your CUE1 device via BlueTooth allows you to further customise your experience by controlling characteristics of the vibration through the app.
This way you can experiment to find the stimulation that suits you best – after all, everyone’s Parkinson’s is different. You can always revert to our recommended settings at the tap of a button, should you wish.
The app can also be used to help manage your symptoms. It includes a quality-of-life and symptom tracker and a number of interactive games designed to measure your movement. This information is really useful both for your own symptom tracking and when it comes to seeing healthcare professionals.
DISCREET MEDICATION REMINDERS
We responded to requests from our first user testers and have now added medication reminders to CUE1. You can set a medication schedule in the app, with the name and time for each of your doses, to be repeated daily with no need to reset.
To alert you, the CUE1 device will discretely vibrate with the additional option of a flashing light if you want something more noticeable. The name of the required medication will come up on your phone should you need to check. To silence the alert, simply click the large, easy-to-press button on CUE1 once.
The medication alert system is great for making sure you consistently get your medication on time wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, something that is vital in managing Parkinson’s.
Our app also keeps a record of when you took the medication, which can be useful information for you and your doctor in assessing whether a change in your medication type, dose or schedule is necessary.
CHOOSE YOUR TONE
CUE1 is small and discrete enough to be completely hidden under clothing if this is your preference.
However, many of our user testers love the look of the device and want to proudly show it off as an attractive and unique accessory.
The CUE1 device and case have a number of colour options – we are currently deciding which we will take forward into production.
WEARING & USING CUE1
CUE1 is simple to operate. Press the large tactile button on the face of the device once to turn vibration on for 5 minutes, a second time for continuous vibration, and a third to turn it off. It is rechargeable using the provided charging dock-come-case.
CUE1 is a slim wearable device and is discrete enough to be worn under clothing. It is attached with replaceable medical adhesive patches and can be easily taken on and off whenever needed. CUE1 can be worn anywhere on the body, but we recommend the sternum for most effective symptom relief.
FEATURES OF THE CUE1 APP
We are developing the app closely with our user testers to make the interface as simple and easy-to-use as possible. All its features are directly inspired by people with Parkinson’s and include no unnecessary bells and whistles.
CUSTOMISE THE EXPERIENCE
Connecting your phone or tablet to your CUE1 device via Bluetooth allows you to further customise your experience.
CUSTOMISE THE STIMULATION
CUE1 comes with our optimised settings as default, but everyone is different. Use the app to find what works for you!
Easily and simply track mood, movement and other symptoms throughout the day to help manage them.
The app includes a variety of fun games to test and track your movement. This data can be used by you and your doctor to help understand and manage symptoms.
SET MEDICATION REMINDERS
Our app allows you to set discreet medication reminders from the device, in the form of a quiet and discreet vibration
The app keeps track of when you use the device which can help you avoid situation that trigger your symptoms