Liftware: 70% tremor cancellation

A Spoon That Shakes To Counteract Hand Tremors
May 13, 2014
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/05/13/310399325/a-spoon-that-shakes-to-counteract-hand-tremors

1 million Americans struggle with the tremors of Parkinson’s disease.

There are also as many as 10 million Americans who have a disorder called essential tremor which, when severe, also can make eating a struggle.

“There’s a little motion sensor right near the spoon,” Pathak explains. “If I had tremor, it’s going to move opposite to what the shaking is doing. So, if I move to the left, it’ll physically move the spoon to the right.”

And that cancels out the tremor as the spoon moves from plate to mouth. In a clinical trial, the Liftware spoon canceled out more than 70 percent of a user’s tremor.

https://www.liftlabsdesign.com

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