The HAPIfork is a fork with a fat handle containing electronics and a battery. It contains a motion sensor to detect when when you are lifting food into your mouth. If it senses that you're eating too fast, it warns with you with a vibration and a blinking light. The company that created it, HAPILabs, believes that using the fork 60 to 75 times during meals lasting from 20 to 30 minutes is ideal.
A setback to the fork is that it can't detect what you are eating or any of its nutritional content, so it doesn't know the difference between eating a bowl of chocolate chips and snacking on blueberries (both of which you could just eat with you fingers).
The fork also pairs with HAPILab’s iPhone app so you can see how long your meals are, how long you are pausing between bites and even track the number of times you bring the fork to your mouth. The app will also let you track your food intake.
Fabrice Boutain, CEO and founder of Hapilabs, says it will last two weeks with intensive use, so if you’re not eating constantly, you can expect it to last much longer. The HapiLabs is putting the fork on Kickstarter in March. It will cost $99.99, and will be shipped out anytime between April and May.
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