Empathy game, strong

Increased exposure to something can dampen one’s emotional response. See: The boy who cried wolf. Hearing your friend endlessly moan about how her husband never listens to her. Your doctor not feeling empathy about your Parkinson’s disease. Wait…what?  A Harvard study showed declining feelings of empathy toward patients for over half of physicians—and that empathy can be important to patient satisfaction with their healthcare. Klick Labs has introduced a new wearable device that can simulate Parkinson’s tremors in a patient’s physician or family member. The goal is to help the patient’s caregivers understand the experience of tremors to increase empathy and help problem-solve how to more easily complete everyday tasks. InsightCity and Teen Wolf, we would imagine, think this is pretty rad.

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