Liftware is a brand name for a spoon designed to counteract the tremor associated with medical conditions such as Parkinson's disease[1] or essential tremors. The company which designed the projects, Lift Labs, was founded by Anupam Pathak, a University of Michigan Ph.D. student.[2]

The device works by detecting tremors with an accelerometer then responding to them with an actuator.[3] The product first became available in December 2013.[4]

Google launched its version of the spoon in November 2014, priced at $195.[5]

References

  1. ^ Neckar, Elisa (15 April 2014). "A Steady Spoon for a Shaky Hand". discovermagazine.com. Retrieved 13 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Rushe, Dominic (2014-11-25). "Google launches 'smart' spoon to help steady shaking hands". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 November 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Gruneisen, T.A. (26 August 2013). "A New Spoon for Shaky Eaters". wired.com. Retrieved 13 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Jaffe, Ina (13 May 2014). "A Spoon That Shakes To Counteract Hand Tremors". npr.org. Retrieved 13 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Liftware". Retrieved 28 February 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)