Our Story

“If we can control shaking in machines, why not tremor in hands?” 
– Dr. Leo Nguyen, Founder & CEO


We put innovation at the service of people to it enhance their quality of life. Our goal is to utilize innovation from different disciplines and industries to enable people to live to their utmost potential with Tremelo.


We care about each and every individual. The motive and inspiration behind all that we do is to provide solutions that are tailored to individual needs. When we enable an individual to live more capable and happier, the we have achieved our goal. One person at a time, one life at a time, we care to produce a change.


We are stronger together. We believe that it takes a community of passionate innovators, healthcare professionals and supporters to improve people’s lives. We are continuously inspired by our community and aim at contributing to the welfare and prosperity of our customers.


Product Idea
Dr. Nguyễn has his first idea for Tremelo in 2014.
Patent Filed
After two years of idea refinement, the patent for Tremelo was officially filed in 2016.
Corporation Established
The startup Five Microns was incorporated in 2017.
National Research Study
Five Microns conducted a national research study in 2018 in the potential marketplace for Essential Tremors.
Seed Funding
In 2018, Five Microns raised $450,000 in investments for the development of Tremelo.
85% Tremor Reduction
In 2019, the Tremelo reached new heights, reducing tremors in patients with E.T. by up to 85%-90%.
Design Finalized
The finalized commercial design for Tremelo was completed in October 2019.
Product Launch
The first commercial Tremelo was in the hands of ET clients in February 2020.

Meet the Five Microns team

Thế “Leo” Nguyen, PhD

Founder & CEO

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Sreekanth Rudraraju, MSME

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. Rodger Elble

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

Sreekanth Rudraraju, MSME

Chief Engineer
Sreekanth brings a strong knowledge of design and manufacturing to the team from his experience developing surveillance systems and devices for Electronics Corporation of India Limited. Originally from Hyderabad, India, Sreekanth decided to pursue a master’s degree in mechanical engineering in California, where he met Dr. Nguyen and joined his project to create a tremor-reducing device.

Dr. Leo Nguyen

CEO & President

Dr. Nguyen is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at California State University, Fresno. Vibration control and advanced system design are his specialties, and Five Microns developed out of his research on using vibration control techniques to steady a person’s arm. He finds the complexity of the human body fascinating and is passionate about improving human life through his work as an engineer. Dr. Nguyen obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Toledo, Ohio after completing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Oklahoma.