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Spoon Helps Those with Tremors Eat

The recent invention of a “smart” spoon by Verily Life Sciences is addressing difficulties that individuals suffering from spinal cord injury, stroke, Huntington’s disease, and mild to severe hand tremors, may experience when eating. These smart eating utensils contain sensors, which can detect hand motion and provide stabilization for unwanted movement cause by involuntary tremors.

This type of intelligent design, was brought to fruition with the goal of alleviating eating challenges, endured by people living with physically limiting ailments. A new spoon version is coming out that has broader applications such as post-stroke spasticity.