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Smart Health: The HAPI Fork keeps track of how fast you eat

The HAPI Fork keeps track of how fast you eat

We’ve written at length about the ‘Internet of Things’ in the past with particular emphasis one the emerging Smart Home and the Smart Kitchen, but the HAPI Fork – a smart fork – literally takes the cake.

Designed as a health aid to stop people from overeating or eating too quickly, the HAPI Fork keeps a track of your scoffing habits. If the HAPI Fork notices that you’re putting it away too quickly it’ll emit a gentle vibration as a warning to slow down.

Smart Health: The HAPI Fork keeps track of how fast you eat

The HAPI Fork keeps a log of the intervals between fork servings and the number of fork servings taken per minute. After you’re done eating, you can upload the data to an online dashboard which you can keep an eye on yourself or share with your coach, if you’re on a full-blown fitness plan. There are mobile apps in the pipeline too for iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices.

According to HAPI’s site, satiety, or the feeling of being full, occurs some 20 minutes after eating. So the faster you eat, the more you eat – something you might want to keep an eye on if you’re thinking of burning off the post-Christmas and New Year’s pounds.

The HAPI Fork is not yet available to buy but you can leave your email address with the folks at HAPILABS and they’ll get back to you. Prices aren’t yet available but you’ll be pleased to learn that you can order HAPI Forks in five hues – black, white, blue, pink and lime green.

One question we have however; what if you’re having to cut up a ridiculously tough steak? Surely that’d impact on your mouthful-to-mouth speed…

January 3, 2013

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