If you or a loved one suffers from Parkinson’s, life can be challenging. What most of us do without any thought, eating, can be a huge challenge for those suffering from mobility related issues. This is because the neurological disease causes your hands to shake. This is an outcome of your body being unable to control your motor muscles. Similar conditions can be found in people who have other neurological diseases.
To make life easier, companies are now looking to address the physical challenges of those who suffer from Parkinson’s. To do this, motorized cutlery has been invented. This compensates for the shaking on the hands while attempting to eat, effectively stabilizing the movement. Liftware, a company in the United States has developed a spoon that helps them eat. It promises to reduce the effect of the shaking by up to 70%. They also have other products for people who have challenges in using their hands.
We live our lives taking so many things for granted. It is only when something unfortunate happens that we realize the many blessings we have been given. How you deal with adversity often shapes the future outcome of your life. Mark Inglis, is a double amputee who climbed Mount Everest. He lost his legs at a very young age due to an accident. From New Zealand, he was a mountain climber since he was a child. Losing his legs was a terrible outcome for him. However, instead of being deterred he found answers to being able to still do what he loved, mountain climbing. He designed prosthetics that allowed him to cycle or climb.
In similar fashion, technology and innovation sometimes comes to the rescue of the many physical challenges we face in our lives. It is how we deal with it in our minds that can alter the impact on us.