How awesome would it be if people living with tremors could eat their meals without the indignity of spilling food all over? Lift Labs (San Francisco, CA) has developed patented spoon technology that stabilizes tremors from Parkinson’s Disease to allow patients to enjoy their meals again. According to Lift Labs website: “The Liftware Spoon is the most practical and effective spoon for people living with Essential Tremor, Parkinson’s, or other disorders. With Liftware, the spoon is kept steady using our innovative Active Cancellation of Tremor technology. The Liftware Spoon will be available in September 2013.”
Lift Labs is also developing an iOS and Android app called Lift Pulse that measures tremor frequency and amplitude using the sensors within smartphones. Patients with Parkinson’s disease can track their tremors using the app and can also compare their tremors to preset baselines. The app is available for free on iTunes and Android markets.
Finally, Lift Labs has also developed an app to help Parkinson’s patients to walk called Lift Stride. The app allows patients to adjust the cadence of a beat to just above their walking speed. Patients can dabble with the settings till they find a pace that works right. The app is said to work best with a Bluetooth headset.