Technology August 23, 2013
This "Stabilized Spoon" Helps People With Parkinson's To Feed Themselves

Here's an invention that could help people living with tremors eat meals more easily.

It's called the Liftware Spoon, and Lift Labs, the company behind the device, says it allows people who experience body tremors - including those with Parkinson's disease - to feed themselves.

The spoon stays steady using technology similar to image stabilization in a DSLR camera: onboard sensors detect shaking motions, and cancel them out by moving the spoon in the opposite direction, Gizmodo reports.

The spoon will hit the market next month, and it's expected to cost about $300.

A free app will be bundled with the spoon. It's called Lift Pulse, and it will allow users to keep track of tremors to help determine whether their symptoms are worsening or improving over time.

Via Gizmodo

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