Journal of Undergraduate Research


webpage adaptation, improved user accessibility, hand tremors


Marriott School of Management


Information Systems


Hand tremors are experienced by millions of individuals on a daily basis, the main cause being neurological disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. Essential Tremor, “a progressive neurologic condition that causes involuntary rhythmic trembling of the hands,” affects 10 million Americans of all ages1. It is estimated that 87% of individuals ages 18-29, 86% of individuals ages 30-49, 76% of individuals ages 50-64, and 70% of individuals ages 65 and older go online daily2. With an increasing number of individuals who have access to and use of the internet, creating a real-time adaptable webpage environment for those with hand tremors is necessary.