Now, as much as it might be nice to stop and take notes any where at any time... can't we already do that? I'm not totally convinced that donning a special glove is any more convenient (let alone cost-effective) than whipping out a pen and paper. Linderman and his team, however, are developing this technology with its potential medical applications in mind. Many neuromuscular disorders, like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, include hand tremors as first symptoms, and Linderman thinks the glove could potentially catch these symptoms at an earlier stage than current methods do. He also thinks it might be useful in helping patients with hand tremors learn to write again, or in creating prosthetic writing devices. The details of just how it improves upon a pen or pencil for these purposes remain to be divulged.