"Google has not been just an Internet company for awhile. The search giant is pursuing a host of projects that combine hardware and software, including self-driving cars, delivery drones and Internet-connected thermostats.Google’s Hardware Shift Takes a Medical Turn - Digits - WSJ
This hardware push took a medical turn Wednesday with Google’s acquisition of Lift Labs, a startup that makes a tremor-canceling gadget to help people with Parkinson’s disease or essential tremor perform everyday tasks like eating. No price was disclosed."
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Google’s Hardware Shift Takes a Medical Turn - Digits - WSJ
Later in the article: "Google X became interested in Lift Labs because the startup is developing 'real technology to solve a real problem,' Pathak said."