An entrepreneur and innovator at heart, Anupam Pathak develops pioneering technology for people with various forms of disabilities. Recently, he founded Lift Labs, which created a high-tech spoon designed to stabilize itself for people with Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative tremors. Google acquired the company, and is focusing on the device and similar technologies to change the lives of the nearly 11 million Americans – and millions more worldwide – who suffer from debilitating tremors or other disorders. Pathak’s fellowship to China focused on an “aging well” initiative to address the increasing elderly population. His main objectives for his fellowship were to study the feasibility of new technologies that provide assistance for those with age-related conditions, as well as to better predict the future need of elder care. As a result of lessons learned, Pathak plans to develop a technology prototype (hardware or software) that can be deployed at scale to offer significant assistance in caring for those with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia.


Google Inc


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Healthcare, Medicine, Public Health, Psychology, Science and Technology
  • Anupam Pathak

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