Liftware gives those with hand tremors a better experience at meal time

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Most of us take a lot for granted. We give almost zero thought to holding a spoon or fork, scooping up a bite of food, lifting it to our mouth and eating. It’s something we all do multiple times every single day. It’s a no-brainer. But for people who suffer from Essential Tremor and Parkinson’s Disease, the normally simple task of moving food from plate to mouth is a struggle that can turn what should be an enjoyable meal time activities into a task that is both frustrating and often embarrassing. The scientists and engineers at Lift Labs have create a solution for this problem. The Liftware is a battery powered stabilizing handle with an interchangeable spoon and fork attachment. When activated, the sensor will detect the tremor in the hand that is holding it and will cancel 70% of the movement, allowing the person to focus on enjoying the meal and the people who they are with more than the act of eating. Liftware sells for $295 and comes with a spoon attachment, but fork and soup spoon attachments are available separately for $19.95 each.

Visit http://www.liftlabsdesign.com/ for more info.

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5 comments… add one

  • Sandee Cohen June 22, 2014, 1:31 pm

    I wish it weren’t so expensive.

    However, if people with mobility issues can get insurance to pay for electric scooters, this should be covered by insurance.

    • Julie Strietelmeier June 22, 2014, 2:19 pm

      @Sandee I think I read where Lift Labs offers a buyer’s assistance program that could help with the purchase of this item.

  • johnkes June 25, 2014, 8:09 pm

    That’s a fantastic invention! Hand problems can make things really difficult.

    I just went through a (luckily temporary) nerve problem where the fingers on my right hand stopped working. That was extremely problematic! It made me seriously consider painful, major neck/spine surgery to prevent future attacks. At least I know what I should not have done to bring this on the first time. I am OK now, 50% strength back.

  • John Kes June 26, 2014, 12:23 am

    Thanks. I have a new appreciation for gadgets for the disabled.

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