The National Tremor Foundation (or NTF as we are known) is an organisation where we aim to provide help, support and advice to all those living with all forms of tremor irrespective of age.
The NTF was first brought to the UK from the USA in 1992 and in 1994 became a registered charity in its own right (charity number: 1042013).
Each year the NTF holds an annual conference, subsidised by the NTF providing members and friends with the opportunity of not only meeting and spending some time together but also asking a panel of experts’ questions that help with improving quality of life.
The NTF has developed close links with other UK voluntary organisations including the Parkinson’s Disease Society and the Neurological Alliance and also with international organisations including the European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA) and the International Tremor Foundation.
Misguided beliefs and a lack of awareness mean that many people with this condition never seek medical care though most would benefit from treatment. The NTF dedicates this site to the thousands of people in the UK whose lives are affected by tremor.
16 Sep 2016
Stereotactic radiosurgery is an important non-invasive treatment for contralateral tremor relief and control in elderly and those considered high risk for deep-brain stimulation (DBS) and radiofrequency thalamotomy (RFT). Previous studies of gamma knife thalamotomy (GKT) for tremor indicate a clinical improvement in the range of 60-90%. The purpose of this study is to further analyze the safety and effectiveness of GKT for a large cohort of patients afflicted with tremor.
12 Sep 2016
People who are affected by tremor often have difficulties when interacting with smartphones. The uncontrollable shaking of the hands can complicate fast and accurate interaction with touchscreen based smartphones. Although recent work has shown that motion sensors incorporated in smartphones can be leveraged for detecting tremor, little work has been done to use this data to increase interaction time and accuracy for smartphone interactions. We show how motion sensor data can be used to gain higher accuracy and decrease interaction time for persons with tremor.
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12 Sep 2016
Four years ago, Helen Moser noticed her hands would start to shake at random moments. “It’s just an uncontrollable motion,” Moser described. Sensing something was wrong, she went to see neurologist, a movement disorders specialist. After ordering a brain scan, the diagnosis was clear: Moser had essential tremor, the most common type of movement disorder.