Google buys maker of smart spoon

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Google has purchased the biotech startup Lift Labs, the makers of an electronic spoon that helps people with Parkinson’s to eat by making small movements to compensate for tremors. The startup will be joining Google X, and it’ll continue to sell its current product, known as Liftware. A fork, soup spoon, and keyholder were all in the works prior to the acquisition, and it sounds as though work on them will continue. “We’re especially excited to work with the Google team to scale our operations and reach even more people who could benefit from using tremor-canceling devices,” Lift Labs writes.

At Google X, the team will be investigating how the technology used in Liftware could be applied in other ways to help manage tremors from…

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