In honour of Parkinson’s Awareness Week, we at Charco have decided to launch our very own charity mug fundraiser. 50 of these limited edition, double-sided mugs are available, with all proceeds raised being donated to Parkinson’s charities.
With every mug sold, you will be contributing to a worthy cause. We hope that by hosting this mug fundraiser, we can repay the Parkinson’s community in our own small way, and thank you for everything that you have done for us.
Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder affecting 10 million people worldwide. Despite the best available medical and surgical interventions, people with Parkinson’s are often frustrated, as they remain significantly limited in their activities. Charco Neurotech, established in 2019 by Lucy Jung and Floyd Pierres, was founded with one ambition: to bring back smiles for people with Parkinson’s. This led to our design of the CUE1, a non-invasive wearable device. The CUE1 alleviates certain Parkinson’s symptoms, including stiffness and slowness of movement. It achieves this by utilising two vibration-based therapies: focused stimulation and cueing, both of which are research-validated. It also incorporates discreet medication reminders and an accompanying app, which enables the user to track their symptoms.
Parkinson’s affects everyone differently, and the support which Charco offers reflects this. Developments such as the CUE1 allow the person with Parkinson’s to be at the centre of their treatment, and tailor management of their symptoms to their own unique lives. During our pilot testing of the CUE1, we have consistently recorded average improvements during use of the device, with participants reporting smoother and quicker movements. Through these innovations, we hope to improve quality of life for all with Parkinson’s.