Spoon Stops Shaking by 70% During Meals
Mealtime for some means having to try to calm shakes and body tremors to avoid a mess. For those with Parkinsons and other stabilization affecting experiences, getting relief and stopping involuntary shaking can be difficult-if-not-impossible. A new tool in the fight for control can reduce shaking by up to 70%.
Developed by Lab Wares, this technologically advanced spoon was designed specifically to stabilize itself while being held by a shaky hand. The device itself is what supports the stabilization, while the metal spoon is an attachment. Lab Wares is currently developing a knife, fork and other attachments for the device.
By counteracting wavering movements of the hand, the stabilization to reduce shaking will make all kinds of meals a more pleasant experience for those with tremors – including hot soup, salad, and other meals that could potentially be messy or cause frustration to eat in public.
The device is also portable and comes with a case for easy transportation. So it can be used at home or on the go.
In clinical trials, tremors and shaking was reduced during multiple eating scenarios.
Below is a video that demonstrates the Spoon from its developers:
Image: Lift Labs