Parkinson’s was diagnosed over 200 years ago, and there is still no cure to this day. While most people think it’s just the “Shaking-disease”, it actually has more than 40 symptoms. And what’s worst: the lack of awareness leads to stigma and isolation.
To raise awareness and stress the importance of more research, we partnered Charité Berlin, one of Europe’s biggest university hospitals, and developed a project that would involve courageous patients, art and technology.
From the start, we knew we had to create something special in order to grab people’s attention. So we 3D-printed the beloved objects of six patients while the printer was affected by their personal tremor data – visualising the impact Parkinson’s is having on their daily lives.
The collection was launched on World Brain Day and exhibited in Berlin. The vernissage event was visited by hundreds of people from different fields: from doctors to patients and art lovers.
The stories made a big impact. The exhibition was broadcasted on national television in Germany and spread on news, tech, art, and health websites all around the world. The collection was also exhibited at health conferences, reigniting a global debate on the importance of more understanding and research.
Visit the case site: printedbyparkinons.com