August 26, 2019

The self-leveling spoon.



Via Reddit.

25 comments:

MadisonMan said...

Solving problems for rich people.

Lucid-Ideas said...

As many opposed to economist Tyler Cowen's book The Complacent Class have said, "Who's Complacent!?!"

No one's resting on their laurels here!

Lucid-Ideas said...

Reminds me very much of an MBT auto-stabilization feature.

In my opinion the only think more important than killing tanks is eating Cheerios, and I'm all out of Cheerios. Thanks stabil-spoon!

Nonapod said...

Might be useful for people who experience tremors like parkinsons disease.

I hope you can remove the "spoon" part so it can be washed without having to run the electronics throught the wash.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Fake.

there is no spoon

Fernandistein said...

Before you laugh at it (too late!)

"Liftware Level — A computerized handle that keeps its attachments level for those with limited hand or arm mobility to help them eat more easily. Such limited mobility may be associated with cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, Huntington's disease, or post-stroke deficits."

MadisonMan said...

Might be useful for people who experience tremors like parkinsons disease.

Dad had Parkinsonian tremors (watching him eat soup was a treat). I doubt this kind of thing would help.

Darkisland said...

My grandson, about 18 months, is learning to eat with a spoon. He is sort of getting the hang of it but it is still pretty messy.

This might help.

John Henry

BarrySanders20 said...

Wonder if they have self-chopping chopsticks

Robert Cook said...

"Solving problems for rich people."

Or for disabled people.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

John henry,
it's not the spoon-- you need a grandson with accelerometer-based leveling

rhhardin said...

Good for eating soup in a moving car.

If you ever drive home with a helium balloon in the car, notice that it rushes to the front of the car when you accelerate and to the back when you brake.

If in addition you've just been in a flood, the water in the car goes the other way.

tim in vermont said...

They had to invent it after they outlawed straws.

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

Next from Progressive Products - the Self Leveling Income.

traditionalguy said...

Eureka. This is the best invention for patients in bed since the plastic straw that bends at the end. How much? Are they on the Althouse Amazon Portel yet?

traditionalguy said...

Spinal surgery for Laminectomy and for spinal fusion creates people who have to eat almost lying down the first 3-4 days.

Darrell said...

The Rabbit sex toy can now make sure the clit diddler is always facing up.

Phidippus said...

BarrySanders20:

It seems I've been doing it wrong all this time: It's supposed to be chop with the chopsticks, and eat noodles with the knife.

I'll try it and let you know how it goes.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

can they invent caloric-intake restrictive flatware,
like the cars that shut down when blood-alcohol levels are too high?

William said...

I have a vague sense that this spoon has some practical use beyond allowing the shaky to eat soup and that the person who figures out this use will become very rich. That woman who figured out white nail polish was good for correcting typos made millions.

Ann Althouse said...

I can’t believe some of you took this as a joke. The woman in the video is disabled and her delight in the technology is heart warming.

reader said...

Mom has dementia and she is getting to the points where she struggles to comprehend up/down left/right. When she gets too frustrated she will quit eating. This sort of thing might help her.

policraticus said...

I get the jokes. They are easy to make. "Self-leveling income" made me chuckle. When I watched that, though, I was brought immediately back to watching my grandfather struggle with feeding himself after his stroke, how heartbreaking it was to see a proud, dignified, graceful man looking shamefaced at the mess he made, it broke your heart. This woman's success, and the genius of the inventors who made the spoon, it brought tears to my eyes.

gilbar said...

i could use one of those (a smaller one, though)
I'm TIRED of wasting coke!

gilbar said...

Do you ever think about all the Gold dust, that has fallen through Rotten Luck Willie's floors?
If someone was to tunnel in, under Willie's Place; There's be enough wealth to support a wife
(or, at least; half a wife)