This might help some folks caring for elderly parents…
You’d think that eating is a simple thing: Money + food store + cooking (optional) and there you are, right?
Not for some.
The developer is an engineer whose mom has a tremor. He was engaged by the DoD to create more stable rifles to increase marksmanship (I suppose), and a light went off in his head.
He started working on a spoon to cancel tremors. After all, cameras have this, especially Hollywood movie cams.
He made a spoon for his mom. Actually, this is a big thing. First, tremors use up lots of energy and if you can’t eat well, you’ll lose weight and become debilitated. Your immune system will be compromised (as well as all your body systems), you’ll become ill and…also, eating is a social activity. The person with the tremor will become isolated and ill because of this as well.
This is a big deal. In Nursing Homes, a good deal of labor is spent feeding folks who because of tremors can’t feed themselves. That labor will be freed up to do other things.
So, it’s a win-win-win all the way around. Good work, Anupam Pathak!