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Google introduces Liftware smart spoon that helps people with tremors

Google introduces Liftware, a new device that helps people with tremors

Michael Hatamoto | Nov 26, 2014 at 06:18 am CST (0 mins, 42 secs reading time)

Tech giant Google is now promoting the Liftware spoon, a custom-designed smart utensil that is able to help people with tremors and Parkin's disease make eating easier. Lift Lab, the smart spoon's manufacturer, was acquired by Google earlier in 2014 - and has now been rolled into the Google X life sciences division.

"We want to help people in their daily lives today and hopefully increase understanding of disease in the long run," said Katelin Jabbari, Google spokesperson.

The spoon is able to analyze how a hand is shaking, and uses hundreds of algorithms to make adjustments to stay balanced. There are more than 10 million people throughout the world that suffer from Parkin's disease and tremors, and the spoon can reportedly reduce shaking by an average 76 percent. The Liftware spoon is available now for $295.

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