The stabilizing handle is designed to counteract the effects of tremors and shaky hands that may be related to conditions like Parkinson's or essential tremor. The handle includes built-in sensors, a computer, and motors. The soup spoon attachment connects to the stabilizing handle, holds about 1 tablespoon (15mL) of liquid, and can pick up food such as soups and cereals.
Note: The stabilizing handle is also compatible with the fork attachment and the everyday spoon attachment. These attachments are sold separately. You can also separately purchase another soup spoon attachment.
In general, Liftware Steady works most effectively for people with mild to moderate (between 4 and 12 Hz) postural, intentional tremor in the upper limbs. The tremor causes people regularly to spill food while eating, or leads people to bring their heads at least halfway towards their utensil to meet food.
Note that Steady provides limited benefit to:
The amount of benefit will also vary depending on factors that affect the intensity of a person’s tremor at any given moment. These factors may include the use of medications, amount of sleep, degree of stress, intensity of exercise, etc.
Liftware Steady has been shown to be effective in an eleven-patient clinical study. During the study, eleven subjects with essential tremor performed three tasks — holding, eating, and transferring objects. When the technology used in Liftware Steady was turned on, tremor amplitude was reduced by an average of 72% in the holding task, 76% in the eating task, and 71% in the transferring task. These statistically significant results suggest that Steady is likely to make eating easier for people with hand tremor. The study was peer reviewed and published here:
"A noninvasive handheld assistive device to accommodate essential tremor." Pathak, et al. Movement Disorders, vol 29:6 (May 2014).
However, please note that Liftware Steady may not be for everyone, and works most effectively for people with mild to moderate (between 4 and 12 Hz) postural, intentional tremor in the upper limbs.
Liftware automatically stabilizes so the attached utensil shakes 70%* less than your hand. Worry less about spilling and focus on enjoying your meal.
Different Liftware utensil attachments can be used with the stabilizing handle including a soup spoon attachment, an everyday spoon attachment, and a fork attachment. Use Liftware to enjoy anything from soups and cereals, to salads and pastas.
Liftware includes two parts: a stabilizing handle and a utensil attachment. Liftware automatically turns on the moment both parts are connected. Place Liftware face down to put it to sleep temporarily.
Place Liftware in its storage pouch, and bring it with you where you go. A full battery charge can last you through several meals, so you don’t always have to worry about bringing the charger along.