A few weeks ago we featured a spoon made by a company called Lift Labs which counteracted the hands tremor and let Parkinsons and Essential Tremor suffers eat by counteracting the tremor. We were impressed by it and thought it would be very useful for the right sufferers.
Google agreed and has acquired the company saying:
Today we’re welcoming the Lift Labs team into Google[x]. Their tremor-canceling device could improve quality of life for millions of people. We’re also going to explore how their technology could be used in other ways to improve the understanding and management of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor.
The Google X labs are their Google’s Moon-shot research division run by co-founder Sergey Brin. They have the mission of trying and developing cutting edge technology. The driverless cars, the loon broadband balloons and Google Glass are all projects that have been run from here. Over the last couple of years they have also been increasing their focus on health, with contact lenses that measure glucose, a project to create a baseline of what a healthy human should be genetically and a project specifically to look into stopping aging.