Google to acquire Lift Labs, the maker of Liftware Spoon
Google has been on a spree of acquiring technology start-ups that are either linked to intelligence systems or automation industry. Now, they have plans to acquire San Francisco-based Lift Labs, the company behind the Liftware Spoon which stabilizes hand of people suffering from Parkinson. This take-over is planned for Wednesday as Google will announce the integration of Lift Labs into the Google Life Sciences division which is a part of Google X project. It is not clear how much Google will slash out to make this deal but it is certain that the meeting will take place in Mountain View Headquarters where Google’s top breed and Lift labs founder along with their hand-picked employees will be present.
The deal is not just about getting hold of the Liftware Spoon technology, but to use this technology in developing other technologies that analyze tremors. The Google Life Science division is more about technology and that is why the Lift Labs is going to be a part of it in the future.
Apparently Liftware Spoon/Fork comes as a boon for millions of people around the world who have difficulty in eating their meals due to the constant shivering of hands due to any medical reason. The toothbrush sized spoon cancels the shaking and makes it easy to eat meals.
Lift Labs said
We’re joining Google X and will continue to make and sell our Liftware stabilizers. We’re especially excited to work with the Google team to scale our operations and reach even more people who could benefit from using tremor-canceling devices.
Google spokesman said
Lift Labs’ “tremor-canceling” technology could “improve quality of life for millions of people.