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Google offers high-tech spoon that stays steady in shaky hands
Google offers high-tech spoon that stays steady in shaky hands

For a company best known for its search engine, Google is making big investments in the medical field: A contact lens to help diabetics monitor their glucose levels; magnetic nano particles to detect signs of cancer and impending heart attacks. And now, spoons. Its latest medical venture is the Liftware spoon, which could make life easier for the millions of people who live with Parkinson's disease or with essential tremor, a nervous system disorder that causes rhythmic shaking. Developed by health technology company Lift Labs, which Google acquired in September for an undisclosed sum, the spoon comes embedded with an electronic device that uses hundreds of algorithms to sense how...

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