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If we can control shaking in machines, why not tremor in hands?
– Dr. Leo Nguyen
Five Microns started in 2015 as a research project based out of California State University, Fresno. Engineering professor and researcher Dr. Leo Nguyen observed that uncontrollable shaking that prevents many people from doing simple tasks, like eating or reading a newspaper, could be controlled with the vibrationdampening techniques he’d seen applied in the construction industry. Dr. Nguyen’s idea formed the vision for our Tremelo device.
As we researched and developed Tremelo, our team of neurologists and engineers tested Tremelo’s effectiveness in hundreds of test cases with Parkinson’s patients. Three years later, after many prototypes, the most recent version of Tremelo has seen great success in reducing tremors in participant trials. Our Tremelo doesn’t have any electrical or surgical components: it simply straps onto the wearer’s arm and stabilizes their tremors using vibration-counteracting technology. Five Microns is committed to enabling people to live the best life possible. It starts with Tremelo.

Meet the Five Microns team

Thế “Leo” Nguyen, PhD

Founder & CEO

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Sreekanth Rudraraju

Chief Engineer

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Board of Advisors

David Higgins

Research board member, Michael J. Fox Foundation

Patrick McCartney

Executive Director, International Essential Tremor Foundation

Mendy Laval

Trustee (Chairman, Finance and Corporate Governance) for 15+ years

Valerie Obenchain

Advisor, American Medical Device Summit; CEO, Advanced Interactive Response Systems (AIRS)

Dr. Peter Lin

Owner of private Movement Disorder clinic in Los Gatos, California

Dr. Rodger Elble

Founding member of the Tremor Research Group, clinical practice at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

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