txchnologist:

Neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, a benign trembling of the hands, head, voice, legs or trunk, are heavy burdens in their own right.

But add to that the moments when sufferers try to enjoy a meal with friends or family. The frustration attendant with being unable to keep food on the fork or spoon becomes another consequence of the disorder.

Now a San Francisco startup called Lift Labs is selling a piece of assistive technology that counters hand tremors and lets users have a meal without embarrassment or annoyance. The device, called Liftware, mounts utensils on an active stabilizing platform that diminishes uncontrollable jerking movements. 

This month, Lift Labs is matching donations to its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to send Liftware to people in economic hardship. The company will send the devices to the International Essential Tremor Foundation for distribution to those in need. Click through to see the campaign video.

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Untitled on Flickr.

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Anonymous — did you know you have a very pretty face? because you do!

Thanks! (I can’t remember when the last time I posted a photo of my face on here was)

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Circling on Flickr.

Circling on Flickr.

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For Marc on Flickr.

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by artbymoga:
Cat. Book. Tea. Blankets. Flannel. The perfect combination.

by artbymoga:

Cat. Book. Tea. Blankets. Flannel. The perfect combination.

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shwetanarayan:

awkwardsituationist:

montreal street artist roadsworth tries not only to beautify the urban landscape, often by incorporating existing street markings, but to also make a statement about the illusory urban disconnect from the natural environment. his (literal) street art is both a reclamation of a public space that as cyclists and pedestrians we are taught is dangerous, and a response to the primacy afforded to a car culture that largely dictates the planning of this public space. for his efforts, roadsworth was charged with 53 counts of mischief in 2004.

wow!

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scienceisbeauty:

The Perfect Nap: Sleeping Is a Mix of Art and Science via WSJ (high-res)
Personal note: I remember in my times of “working student”, when I went to my classes in the morning, had to teach (math, physics and chemistry) my students during the afternoon, and studied my subjects on late night (starting at 10 pm). The exam seasons were absolutely criminals, I often just had time for a short siesta of 10-minutes after lunch and I remember the feeling of clear-sightedness just after those naps. So, in my opinion… ¡Viva la siesta!

scienceisbeauty:

The Perfect Nap: Sleeping Is a Mix of Art and Science via WSJ (high-res)

Personal note: I remember in my times of “working student”, when I went to my classes in the morning, had to teach (math, physics and chemistry) my students during the afternoon, and studied my subjects on late night (starting at 10 pm). The exam seasons were absolutely criminals, I often just had time for a short siesta of 10-minutes after lunch and I remember the feeling of clear-sightedness just after those naps. So, in my opinion… ¡Viva la siesta!

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brandx:

mothernaturenetwork:

12-year-old invents Braille printer using Lego setThe Braigo printer cost its inventor about $350, making it more affordable than other Braille printers that can retail for more than $2,000.

And because I seriously side-eye this Western journalism trend of never crediting and NAMING the actual inventors in the headlines (especially when they’re young POC)
this inventor’s name is Shubham Banerjee, and he is making his glorious design completely open source, publishing it online FREE of charge! Just remember this kid’s name before some crusty old white dude “innovates” his design and takes all the credit.

brandx:

mothernaturenetwork:

12-year-old invents Braille printer using Lego set
The Braigo printer cost its inventor about $350, making it more affordable than other Braille printers that can retail for more than $2,000.

And because I seriously side-eye this Western journalism trend of never crediting and NAMING the actual inventors in the headlines (especially when they’re young POC)

this inventor’s name is Shubham Banerjee, and he is making his glorious design completely open source, publishing it online FREE of charge! Just remember this kid’s name before some crusty old white dude “innovates” his design and takes all the credit.

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