How a ball can help rehabilitate suffers of Parkinson’s disease

Hayley Teasdale from the University of Canberra took home the runners-up prize at FameLab Australia 2019 for her talk on how a ball can help rehabilitate suffers of Parkinson’s disease.

An estimated 10 million people world wide suffer from Parkinson’s disease. Many who suffer from the disease report losing their confidence in their own home due to a lack of balance. Hayley’s research brings hope, in the form of a ball, for these sufferers.

FameLab Australia National Final took place on Wednesday 8 May 2019 in Perth. FameLab is a celebration of science, created by Cheltenham Festival and produced in Australia by the Foundation for the WA Museum with international partner British Council.

Originally published by Australia’s Science Channel.

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