Sharing a lovely meal with friends and family— it’s one of life’s most beautiful experiences. For healthy people, it’s just so simple. You meet up, eat, drink, laugh, and call it a night. For people who have Parkinson’s Disease, or some other tremor, sharing a meal can not only be embarrassing, it can be impossible. Some tremors are so severe, they can’t even feed themselves.
Liftware solves this problem. Watch the video. Such an emotional product is extremely rare. I spoke at the same conference with these guys about a year ago and their video floored me. It’s finally out. Really, really nice work.
Engineering is about identifying a problem, characterizing that problem, finding solutions to that problem and getting those solutions into the possession of those that need them. While it still falls short of curing Parkinson’s disease, I’m extremely proud of my brothers and sisters in the field of Engineering that were able to devise this elegant solution. While engineering skills may not be able to find a cure to Parkinson’s, we sure can apply those skills to alleviating some of the issues surrounding it. I really hope this technology can get into the hands of those who need it.