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Between the Pages

Image courtesy Ambro @ http://www.freedigitalphotos.netThe other day I got the latest copy of the AARP’S monthly magazine in the mail.  (Yes, I’m that old.) I took a moment to admire the picture of Kevin Costner on the cover, and set it aside for later perusal. Well, I started flipping through it earlier tonight as I ate my dinner, and found something I just had to share.

One of the articles highlighted some of the newer tech gadgets that might be of interest to the 50+ market. One of them was something called “Liftware.” This is a device intended for use by persons who have Parkinson’s and other disorders that cause a tremor in the hands that can make feeding one’s self difficult.

The Liftware attaches to the base of a spoon or fork, and contains sensors that detect shaking.  The device then compensates by producing gentle vibrations that have been reported to reduce tremors by as much as 75 percent. It claims to be relatively quiet, so as not to draw attention in a public place. It is also rechargeable,  much like an electric toothbrush.

This sounds like something that could be useful for a wide variety of problems. I have known persons with Alzheimer’s and some other forms of dementia to exhibit hand tremors due to weakness.  And I’m sure my readers could think of other uses.

Please tell me what you think. Is this something you think that you or your loved one might use?

By the way, this is one of the regular departments I am considering for my re-vamped site, which I’ve spoken of before.  “Between the Pages” will be a summary of items from various off-line magazines and books that I come across, and that I think would be worthy of sharing here.  What do you think?  Is this something you’d like to see as a regular feature?  Leave me a note and tell me.

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  1. January 21, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    Very interesting! I like the “Between the Pages” concept. There’s so much information out there it can be overwhelming, so something curated like this is much appreciated.

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