Google has acquired Lift Labs, a San Francisco company that has developed eating utensils that provide “proactive care” for people with essential tremor and Parkinson’s Disease. A Google spokesperson confirmed the deal with The New York Times, saying that the company will be rolled into the search giant’s Life Sciences unit, which is part of its super secret Google X lab.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however Lift Labs’ founder, Anupam Pathak and a group of employees will be relocating to Google’s Mountain View headquarters. This acquisition has the potential to further Google’s reach in the medical tech industry, with the company’s Glass wearable computer already being adopted by several physicians and its X division working on a smart contact lens, it’s likely that the internet’s reigning search king is just getting started.
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