Emma Lawton hasn't been able to write her own name for years. The graphic designer was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2013, destroying her ability to draw letters and lines. Those devastating losses inspired Microsoft researcher Haiyan Zhang to start a new project. Haiyan spent months studying Parkinson’s disease while building and testing prototypes that would temporarily "short-circuit" Emma's hand tremors, allowing her to write again. Today the "Emma Watch" has given the designer back what she has always considered a basic human right: the ability to write her own name. "It’s not going to be perfect. But, my God, it’s better.” Learn more about Emma, Haiyan and the future of the project by clicking the link in our bio.