The focus of this presentation is to showcase the amazing technology of Liftware and to uncover the ways it will improve society.
Liftware utensils stabilize forks and spoons for those with tremors and limited range of motion. By using advanced technology, the company claims to shake 70% less than the patient's hand (Parkinson's Life, 2016). This allows those with tremors to perform even the simplest task of eating without assistance.
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, around 7 million people in the USA have tremors (Louis & Ottman, 2014). The Liftware Steady, displayed in the background image, can reduce shaking of patients by 70% (Parkinson's Life, 2016).
The Liftware Level, shown in the background image, is made to reduce the difficulty of eating for those with limited mobility. According to Liftware's website, "the leveling handle contains sensors that detect changes from the intended movement of the hand in 3 dimensions. To level the utensil, the computer directs two motors in the handle to bend the flexible gray joint, keeping the attachment at the right angle."