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Parkinson’s News TodayWearable Device for Parkinson’s Tremor Control Now Available in US

The FDA-approved device is the first of its kind to relieve action tremor (tremor during intentional movement) in Parkinson’s patients.

Innovative healthcare technology is once again making headlines as a new wearable device, akin to a wristwatch, offers hope to individuals living with Parkinson’s disease, offering a novel approach to controlling tremor.

Key Points:

  • The Cala kIQ System, a wearable device, is now available in the US for managing tremors in Parkinson’s disease.
  • The Cala kIQ System is also indicated for use in essential tremor, another condition causing hand shaking.
  • Veterans Affairs (VA) health systems will provide this device at no cost to VA beneficiaries who are prescribed it.

Additional Points:

  • The device functions based on principles similar to deep brain stimulation (DBS), delivering electrical stimulation to specific brain regions via nerves in the arm.
  • The kIQ System uses artificial intelligence to personalize the amount of stimulation based on individual tremor patterns and record patient data.
  • Cala Health, the developer, is reportedly seeking additional coverage options for the device.


  • The introduction of the Cala kIQ System may revolutionize the management of action tremors in Parkinson’s patients, offering a non-invasive alternative to surgical options like deep brain stimulation.

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“There’s a real need for patient populations who suffer from action hand tremors to have an effective, safe option when it comes to managing their symptoms – which is exactly where TAPS [Transcutaneous Afferent Patterned Stimulation] therapy can come in and make a profound difference.”

Pravin Khemani, MD
Cala Health
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