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Prototype, Emma Watch, 2016

This is a Prototype. It was designed by Haiyan Zhang and Nicolas Villar and manufactured by Microsoft.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Haiyan Zhang as part of Access+Ability.

It is dated 2016. Its medium is 3d printing, custom pcb.

UK-based graphic designer Emma Lawton was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2013 and lost the ability to draw and write her name due to active hand tremors. Microsoft researchers Haiyan Zhang and Nicolas Villar invented the Emma Watch, a wearable device that uses haptic vibration technology to allow Emma to regain the use of her hand.

It is credited Lent by Haiyan Zhang.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 1.9 × 21.6 × 3.8 cm (3/4 × 8 1/2 × 1 1/2 in.)

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