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Counteract Tremors with Liftware

Eating with tremors associated with Essential Tremor or Parkinson’s Disease can sometimes be an arduous task, and, at times, near impossible. Liftware is a simple device which may overcome this barrier and allow people to once again enjoy meal time. Liftware automatically stabilizes and cancels out a tremor by up to 70%. The first video below is an excellent summary of the Liftware device.

 

 

The Liftware starter kit comes with the following items: Liftware handle, USB cable, wall charger, spoon attachment, charging cradle, and a carrying case. Additional products that may be purchased include a fork attachment and soup spoon attachment. Simply attach the spoon or fork to the Liftware handle and enjoy your meal! A charged unit may last around 6-8 meals. When finished, the attachments may be hand-washed or placed in the dishwasher. However, clean the Liftware handle with a damp cloth or sponge and dry. Place the handle in the charging unit to prep for your next meal! The below video shows the simple steps to getting started with Liftware.

 

 

 

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