If all you read today is this blog post, then hopefully it was time well spent. May I introduce to you one of the best projects I've seen all year. It's called Liftware and was created to solve a problem that few knew existed.
Whilst there have been plenty of fantastic innovations for those who struggle with physical disabilities, eating, a basic function of human life can still be problematic due to the loss of fine motor control. But no longer.
Liftware is a spoon unlike any other. It consists of a spoon attachment which connects to the handle via a flexible coupling which contains motors. Inside the handle is a combination of gyroscopic and accelerometer sensors which detect the orientation of the handle. The motors then adjust the position of the spoon to ensure it remains level and flat regardless of how the handle is held and negates tremors and accidental movement.
This is a fantastic implementation of electronics and robotics to solve a problem that causes difficulty in the lives of others. The best part about it is that the technology behind it isn't complicated, and could easy be created using components from our store, or you that you might already have lying around.
Hopefully, this inspires the inventor inside of you to create projects that are both fun, and help people with everyday problems!
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