She was a good and passionate graphic designer until she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
Haiyan eventually creates a bespoke watch-like device and app to help Emma’s ability to draw and write by producing small vibrations. They refer to it as ‘the Emma’
Emma said of the invention: ‘I have no idea how it works, but it makes my writing legible [rather than] illegible. [My drawing] is never going to be a perfect straight line but it’s better’