Alphabet’s research organization Verily Life Sciences has introduced a new device to help people with limited hand and arm mobility eat with confidence.
The Liftware Level device has the capacity to hold utensils level for people suffering from movement disorders.
It helps those who suffer from cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, Huntington's disease or post-stroke deficits, eat more easily.
The device’s handle combined with a spoon or fork attachment can identify the position of the hand at each time and intelligently adjust the angle of the utensil to help users eat without fear of spilling.
The Starter Kit, which is available at the price of $195, includes handle, soup spoon attachment, carrying pouch, hand strap and battery charger.
Earlier, the firm also launched Liftware Steady, which is a computerized stabilizing handle and similar utensil attachments that will counteract the effects of hand tremors.
According to the company, the two products provide different solutions for people living with movement disorders.
Verily Liftware and Technical Lead creator Anupam Pathak said: “Liftware Level is a utensil designed to specifically address mealtime struggles facing individuals with limited mobility or range of motion.
“Designed and developed with significant input from physicians and potential users, we hope this new device will turn the everyday task of eating into a more pleasurable experience for more people living with movement disorders.”
Image: The Liftware Level Starter Kit includes handle, soup spoon attachment, carrying pouch, hand strap and battery charger. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.