Breaking out the Google Wallet again, Google has acquired yet another company, this time in the health technology field. Google X buys Lift Labs, a startup company who works on neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s. The amount of purchase was not disclosed, but I’m sure that will come out soon enough.
Life Labs also makes a technology called Liftware which uses sensors that detect tremors and responds by keeping the device from shaking too much. Catch the video after the break.
“Their tremor-canceling device could improve quality of life for millions of people,” Google said on its website. “We’re also going to explore how their technology could be used in other ways to improve the understanding and management of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor.”
“We’re joining Google X and will continue to make and sell our Liftware stabilizers,” Lift Labs said on its website. “We’re especially excited to work with the Google team to scale our operations and reach even more people who could benefit from using tremor-canceling devices.”
Google X is well known for cutting edge technology research. It’s where Google Glass began and the Google self-driving car is being developed. Former Google X Vice President Megan Smith is now the United States of America Chief Technology Officer. There are a lot of interesting projects being worked on at Google X, and this is just one more to add to the fold.Source: SFGate