More than 10 million people suffer with Parkinson's worldwide—60,000 are diagnosed with the motor neuron disease in the U.S. each year. Symptoms include rigidity, impaired coordination and tremors, the latter of which can cause tasks like eating to become nearly impossible. LiftWare is a stabilizing utensil handle that shakes 70 percent less than the user's hand (for people with mild to moderate tremors), using motion-detector sensors, a computer that distinguishes unwanted tremors from intentional hand movements, and two motors that move the utensil attachment in the opposite direction of a tremor. Fork, spoon and soup spoon attachments are currently available for the handle, which is rechargeable and comes with a discreet carrying pouch.

At $195 for the starter kit, which includes the handle and soup spoon attachment—additional attachments are $35 each—LiftWare isn't cheap, but you can't put a price on peace of mind.

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