Google has started promoting its Liftware spoon, a utensil to help people with Parkinson, that uses hundreds of algorithms to sense how a hand is shaking and makes instant adjustments to stay balanced.
The product is aimed at people with essential tremors and Parkinson’s disease and, according to the company, can reduce shaking of the spoon bowl by an average of 76%.
Essential tremors and Parkinson’s disease affect more than 10 million people worldwide, including Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s mother. Brin has also said he has a genetic mutation associated with higher rates of Parkinson’s. He has donated more than $50m to research for a cure.