The lowly plate and humble utensil are getting high-tech upgrades to become tools for people watching their weight or managing diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and cancer.
If dinner is missing some zing, a spoon studded with electrodes could help. It creates tastes on your tongue with a pulse of electricity. The utensil may add some extra flavour for people who shouldn’t eat certain foods.
Finalists in the Stanford Center on Longevity's Design Challenge aim to help people with cognitive impairment remain independent longer