The client has had Parkinson’s disease for 11 years. He has nodules on his thighs resulting from the frequent injections, which in turn, make injecting difficult through the tough tissue and reduces the effectiveness of the drug. Vigorous massage is required to effectively disperse the nodules.
An improved version of his own home-made ‘pommeller’ was devised using a jig-saw to provide the reciprocating motion to a piston housed within a short cylinder and faceplate. A dimmer switch in the supply circuit provides speed control.
They can now massage the tough tissue before injections. A second device has since been requested by the client’s consultant. He intends making it available to other people with Parkinson’s disease who may be helped by its use.