Google Acquires Lift Labs To Help Those With Parkinson's

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Google announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Lift Labs, with the team joining the tech giant's "moonshot" branch Google[x].

Lift Labs makes a spoon that uses a stabilization technology to counter tremors for those with Parkinson's disease. Here's a look:

"Their tremor-canceling device could improve quality of life for millions of people," says Google in a Google+ post. "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."

Lift Labs said, "We’re excited to be joining Google[x], Google’s moonshot factory. We will continue to sell our Liftware system, and Google will enable us to reach even more people living with Parkinson’s or essential tremor who could benefit from using tremor-canceling devices every day."

Lift Labs will join Google Glass, self-driving cars, Project Loon Internet balloons, glucose level-checking contact lenses, and the recently unveiled Project Wing delivery drones at Google[x].

Last month, Google[x] acquired Gecko Design. Last year, it acquired Makani Power.

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