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Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.Of course these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's Disease to eat without spilling. Other adaptive devices have been developed to help people with tremors – rocker knives, weighted utensils, pen grips. But until now, experts say, technology has not been used in this way. More than 10 million people worldwide, including Google co-founder Sergey Brin's mother, have essential tremors or Parkinson's disease.Joining Google has been motivating, Pathak said, but his focus remains on people who are now able to eat independently with his device.
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