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Come And See How Technology Stabilizes Tremors & Parkinson's Disease

  • Sep 26, 2014 · 5:30 PM
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Do you know up to 10 million people in the US suffer from uncontrollable tremor? Hear how LiftWare that is making a real difference in the quality of life for people suffering from movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease or Essential Tremor (ET).  

If your loved ones suffer from this condition then you must attend this talk to learn how to help them.

Lift Labs has developed a new device with a non-invasive active stabilization technology that can cancel the user's tremor by stabilizing an object being held. 

Google has acquired Lift Labs, the company that created a spoon to cancel out shakiness and make it easier for those with hand tremors to eat.

Clinical trial testing has shown tremor cancellation on average of 70%. This not only significantly improves a patient’s functioning, but can also restore his dignity. This talk will describe the formation of Lift Labs, their core technology, and their current success with initial users. 

Speaker: Anupam Pathak, PHD, PE. Founder/CEO of Lift Labs.

"It really boils down to the impact, what I wanted to do. I was really working on technologies that had a lot of applications but I chose to pursue this one because it has such a direct impact on somebody's quality of life." 

Anupam Pathak became passionate about developing new technologies for social impact. Lift Labs has just launched Liftware, an active cancellation system that allows people to function despite debilitating hand tremors that neurological conditions bring. 

Anupam received his BS and MS from UC Berkeley, and his Ph.D. from the Univ. of Michigan. He studied a diverse range of topics within Mechanical Engineering, including materials, controls systems, thermal science and design. Outside of work, Anupam loves to teach hands-on science to children. In the past he co-founded a non-profit called Explorabox, whose mission is to provide hands-on science kits to children growing up in economic hardship.


Oh did I mention about delicious french cuisines from local restaurant?


5:30 pm -Dinner/drinks /mingling

6:15 pm -Opening show

6:30 pm - Anupam Pathak

7:00 pm - Q&A

7:20 pm - Give Away

7:30pm - More Networking

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  • Sagira

    sorry to have missed this important event .. I soo much wanted to attend. I am down with terrible cold and headache.. whole day yesterday couldn't even do any work at work so came back home. Will there be other event for this tech atleast for those unfortunates who missed. Thanks

    September 27, 2014

    • Chang (Chloe) L.

      Hi Sagira, so sorry to hear that. Hope you feel better. I'll post the video of this talk to the Paypal youtube channel when it's ready and looking forward to having you soon!

      September 29, 2014

    • al f.

      So, where is the video? I don't see anything on PayPal's YouTube channel except for LOTS of irrelevant videos. Big mess:­

      January 20, 2015

  • Jeff G.

    Google cares for living forever, while this suits better for my aging parents. Way to go!

    1 · September 25, 2014

    • Chang (Chloe) L.

      I hope you enjoied the talk Jeff!

      September 29, 2014

    • Jeff G.

      Very well organized, thanks for the wonderful event! Pity you are too busy to pass a calendar for incoming events :)

      October 2, 2014

  • steck

    I enjoyed the talk, but someone stole my bicycle after I stopped at Target on the way home!

    September 28, 2014

    • David W.

      omg...I"m sorry to hear that Steck....I thought it was safe in this area...=/

      September 29, 2014

    • steck

      The bike was stolen at the Target store south of the airport, not at PayPal.

      September 29, 2014

  • Laura R.

    Excellent all around! (except for the food)

    1 · September 26, 2014

    • Chang (Chloe) L.

      Thanks Laura, I'll look into the feedback of the food.

      1 · September 29, 2014

    • Laura R.

      Thanks, and thanks also for answering!

      1 · September 29, 2014

  • zixian

    I appreciated PayPal putting effort to gather bright ideas for the public!

    1 · September 25, 2014

  • Mark R.

    What a delightful, down-to-earth presenter, and his technology is both amazing and exciting!

    1 · September 26, 2014

    • Chang (Chloe) L.

      Good to see you Mark! Dr. Pathak is such a humble man with great vision.

      September 29, 2014

  • Shiva B.

    My mother has tremors and I was looking forward to for this talk. Anupam turned out to be a very humble personality explaining the product. I was interested in medical reasons and technical details of the product. Though the presentation was short compared to the last one, I was glad to attend this talk and was much more delighted when the organizers decided to give the one sample device Anupam had brought with him, to me as I had requested in the feedback form saying "Need one for my Mom". My delight was shared by those who came to look and try the Liftware product I was holding. Also thanks to co-organizer Chang Liu who personally came to talk to me about the device. My heartfelt thanks to all the organizers. I will give my feedback to Anupam and you all once my mother uses this product. I have been attending these events once a while for its beer, food and technology but never thought it would get so personal.

    1 · September 28, 2014

    • Chang (Chloe) L.

      Hi Shiva!
      What a great son you are! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing the idea that may help thousands in the future! I truly appreciated your kind words and wonderful support for this event. I am very excited to know that the spoon will help your mother with her daily life. Please share her feedback with me and would love to meet her in person at the future events! Wish we could do more for those in needs and help them in any aspects that we can. My ability is limited but the power of TechXploration community with 4200+ people is not. Welcome to the family!
      With love. Chang

      1 · September 29, 2014

  • Steven H

    I worked on some of the earliest versions of Active Noise Reduction for the Military. Very interesting to see these feedback-control concepts integrated into the Internet of Things.

    1 · September 25, 2014

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