Proof of Results

Recommendations from health professionals

Professor Lesley Findley, Consultant Neurologist

“Tremor is a common disability. And this type of technology offers a way forward for individuals in terms of everyday activities. This for instance will be incredibly useful for act of drinking, which is an essential and important social activity. And patients with tremor are often very disabled in terms of being able to socialise in restaurants and the home because they’re unable to pick upa glass or a cup - an activity that will exajerate their tremor. I’m impressed with the simplicity and the potential use of this type of technology.”

Steve Ford, CEO, Parkinson's UK

"Parkinson's is a complex condition that can make even the most simple of tasks - like drinking a cup of tea - incredibly difficult at times. We are pleased to be working with Chris on this new invention that can make easily enjoying a cup of tea a reality once again for the 127,000 people living with Parkinson's in the UK."

Dr Michael Wright, Guys and St Thomas' Charity

"Guy's and St Thomas' Charity aims to support innovations in health that will improve clinical care, as well as improve the general wellbeing of patients. We are delighted to have supported the development of handSteady, which is such a simple idea that promises to radically improve the quality of life of people living with health conditions."

Helen David, Physiotherapist

“I definitely would recommend patients use it. I think it's brilliant.

Usability study

In 2014, Coventry University did a usablity study of handSteady with 10 people. Guy Smallman, Director of the Health Design and Technology Institute at Coventry University said, “The feedback from our independent evaluation showed that around half of the usability study participants found handSteady helpful and said they would continue to use it because it helps them to drink easily.” Read the report

Media and awards

handSteady has also been featured by the media around the world such as Channel 5 France, CNET, Forbes and Discovery News; and has also won awards from Sir James Dyson, Lord Snowdon (married to Queen Elizabeth II’s late sister), Kenny Yip, Help the Aged and the Guardian start-up of 2013 award.

Reader’s Digest Canada said, “Leave it to a Brit to make sure everyone can have a cuppa.” BBC News said, “handSteady could have the answer”. The Guardian said, “A helping handle: making drinking easier for people with tremor", NBC News said, “Excellent idea”. The Huffintgon Post said, "One of the most useful aids I've come across so far."


We have a partnership programme with many international charities including Parkinson's UK, National Tremor Foundation, Tremor Action Network, International Essential Tremor Foundation, Parkinson's Association Ireland, Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and Tremor Info Belgium.

Our network of retail partnerships include major distributors of mobility products such as NRS Healthcare, Patterson Medical, Able2, RNIB, Age UK, Independence Australia, Identities,Neilsen Borgen.

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