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Liftware: Eat with confidence

Helping people with limited mobility retain dignity, confidence, and independence.

We are a group of scientists and engineers working to develop new technologies that provide assistance for people with hand tremor and limited hand and arm mobility.

Liftware was founded in 2012 after seeing the experiences of our friends and family. It motivated us to focus on improving overall quality of life and independence for those with tremors. The Liftware team joined Google Life Sciences in 2014, which became Verily in 2015.

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Anupam Pathak


With our device, we allow the hand to move but what you’re holding onto cancels its motion. Digital cameras already do this on a small scale so we’ve come up with technology to do it on a larger scale.

Anupam Pathak


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December 8, 2021

Is the Liftware Steady Spoon the best eating solution for people with Parkinson's

The Liftware Spoon comes in a starter kit that includes one detachable spoon and the handle it attaches to, a USB power charging cable, and a charging cradle for the handle. Forks and knives are available at extra cost.

Liftware’s utensils counteract tremors in much the same way a bobblehead’s top would stay stationary as you jiggle the base. The spoon can hold its contents still this way, even as the handle shakes.

December 23, 2021

People with Parkinson’s disease may find it difficult to complete daily tasks. Parkinson’s spoons can help people feed themselves more easily and maintain a sense of autonomy.

This article provides a roundup of the best Parkinson’s spoons and discusses the various features that a consumer may want to consider before choosing the spoon that best suits their needs.

December 05 2016

Verily — the Alphabet spinoff formerly known as Google Life Sciences — has launched a new smart spoon that recognizes uncontrollable or unsteady hand movements at all times and automatically compensates, enabling people to eat without spilling.

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