Tuesday, September 24, 2013

vibration-cancelling spoon for people with Parkinson's and tremors

A very worthwhile gadget. It uses accelerometer and a microprocessor to detect tremor, identify its type and adjust the end of the spoon so that the tremor is cancelled. There are several attachments planned, including fork and keyholder.

More information and a picture on:
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/a-vibration-cancelling-spoon-for.html

the company website is here, with pictures, videos, etc.:
http://www.liftlabsdesign.com

Now the bad news:
it is still in development, with the first spoons planned to ship  in December
it costs $295 US

Still, it would be pretty useful for somebody with severe tremor. I wonder if they will extend their technology to handwriting implements in the future.

cheers,
Izabela

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