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Helen McEvoy fits the high-tech pain relieving glove she invented on the hand of her Grandma Colette McLeer at her home in Termonfeckin.

Witnessing her granny suffering the pain of rheumatoid arthritis has inspired a young Termonfeckin design student to develop a special glove to reduce her pain and strengthen the muscles in her hand.

Helen McEvoy (22) couldn’t bear to see her granny wince in pain, so when it came to deciding what to do for her college thesis project she set out to devise something that would ease her Granny’s suffering.

The result was a special glove which she calls ‘Verge’ and this week she heard that her invention has been shortlisted for the international stage of the prestigious James Dyson award for 2017.

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