Lift Labs: A CE Device to Defeat Human Tremors

Tue, Nov 5 2013, 7:00 pm              Lift Labs: A CE Device to Defeat Human Tremors 1

CNSV is pleased to announce that this event being co-sponsored by the SCV IEEE Consumer Electronics Society chapter.

Up to 10 million people in the US suffer from tremor, typically due to Essential Tremor or Parkinson’s Disease. The condition typically worsens with age, and currently there are few options for relief other than drugs or brain surgery.

This talk will discuss the new Lift Labs invention, a consumer electronics device that can actively cancel the user’s tremor by stabilizing the object being held. Clinical trial testing has shown tremor cancellation on average of 70%.

Company founder Anupam Pathak will also talk about the formation of Lift Labs, a great success story as it was formed using funding from the NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant that was awarded shortly after he received his Ph.D. The awarding of each NIH SBIR Grant is a highly competitive process.

A video demonstrating the Lift Labs product is here.

Lift Labs: A CE Device to Defeat Human Tremors 2About the speaker,  Anupam Pathak, Lift Labs

Anupam Pathak is an inventor and entrepreneur at heart. He founded Lift Labs with the intent to apply his technical background to improve the quality of life for people suffering from Essential Tremor or Parkinson’s Disease. Lift Labs is currently launching an active cancellation system that allows people to function despite their illness or disability.

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.

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