Lift Labs, the creator of Liftware; a device that actively stabilizes hand tremor, ran a small crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo this past March to help fund a purchase of the technology for people in economic hardship. People who have Parkinson’s Disease struggle daily with effects of the disease struggling to achieve basic daily tasks. Liftware uses “Active Cancellation of Tremor (ACT) technology to virtually eliminate the tremors to create a stabilized spoon (or other cutlery). Now as being reported by NYTimes, Google will acquire the company and integrated into Google’s growing Life Sciences segment.
Liftware was the vision of the PhD research of Anupam Pathak who is the founder and CEO of Lift Labs. Witnessing friends and family who struggled daily with tremors he set out to create technology that would improve the lives of people afflicted with tremors.
In posts on Twitter and via Facebook, Lift Labs confirmed the news;
We have news — we’re excited to be joining Google[x]. Will continue to make our Liftware system, and will now reach even more people!
— liftlabs (@liftlabsdesign) September 10, 2014
While the Indiegogo campaign may not have funded the company, it certainly delivered some very positive exposure to the startup. Now we will see where Google involvement will take the company in the future.
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