September 24, 2013
This is a wonderful new product available from Lift Labs.
It is a spoon for people that suffer from hand tremors, like those from Parkinson's Disease.
With tremors, a person has trouble lifting the spoon to their mouth and doing it without spilling.
With Lifeware, the tremors are said to be reduced in trials by 70%!
The spoon is battery operated and it has sensors for the tremors and performs countermeasures to stabilize itself.
It does this with technology including an accelerometer and microprocessor to actively cancel out the tremor.
In the future, additional attachments are forecasted, including a folk, keyholder, and more.
The special device was made possible through a grant under the NIH Small Business Innovation Research Program.
An awesome advance for Parkinson's patients to be more self-sufficient and live with dignity despite such a debilitating illness.
Thank you to the engineers at Life Labs (and to the NIH) for bringing this stabilization technology to those who really can benefit from it.