The company HAPILABS introduced the HAPIfork at CES, the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2013 in Las Vegas. Designed by French engineer Jacques Lepine, HAPIfork, the world’s first smart connected fork, knows how fast you’re eating and helps you slow down using a patent-pending technology. By eating slower, you will improve the way you feel after every meal, enhance your digestion and reduce your weight. This smart electronic fork which comes in five fun colors, is part of suite of devices, applications and services from HAPILABS aimed at improving your overall health, well being and happiness.
When you are eating too fast, HAPIfork sends you gentle vibrations and an indicator lights so you are aware of when you’re not eating at a pace that is optimal for your health. In an unobtrusive way, the smart fork helps you slow down without a disruption to your meal or conversation. The HAPIfork contains an electronic key with a printed circuit that links the extremity and the handle of the fork. Because the fork is in contact with only two parts of your body: your mouth and your hand, the device is successful at counting the number of fork servings during a meal. HAPIfork monitors the following activities:
the exact time you start and end time of your meal, the amount of fork servings taken per minute and per meal, the specific duration of each ‘fork serving’ interval and your overall meal duration. All of your HAPIfork eating data then is transmitted to a personalized online account when you connect your HAPIfork to your computer via USB or your smart phone via Wireless. This flexibility means you can monitor your eating habits and health improvement at home or on the road from a mobile device. Moreover, you can choose to keep this information private or share some or all of this data with friends and family who are supporting you, your health and lifestyle.
How does all this relate to controlling your weight ? Satiety is only felt roughly 20 minutes after a meal, so the faster you eat, the more you eat. It stands to reason that the slower you eat, the faster you feel ‘full’, supporting your goal of taking in less calories during each meal. Reduce Digestive Problems: By slowing down your eating pace and chewing for longer, you can take better care of your digestive track, which is agitated when you eat too fast. www.hapilabs.com