Company: Lift Labs
Larta Program: NIH-CAP
City: San Francisco, CA
Problem: 11 Million Americans suffer from essential tremors or Parkinson’s disease and are unable to engage in some of life's most basic and social activities, such as eating a meal.
Solution: Lift Labs designed a class of eating utensils, devices, to assist the millions of individuals inflicted with progressive neurological disorders. They created a vibrating spoon and fork that counteract the tremors with a series of little swivels and steadies the utensil enough for someone to feed themselves.
Success: Lift Labs was acquired by Google in 2014.