One of the more whimsical devices on show at this year’s International CES in Las Vegas is a fork that helps users monitor their eating habits. The HAPIFork, developed by French company HAPIlabs, helps users make sure they are not eating too fast in a bid to counter poor digestion and weight control.
The HAPIfork gives users precise information about their eating schedule, and flashes indicator lights of the user is eating too fast.
It also measures how long it takes to eat a meal, the number of fork services taken per minute and the intervals between fork servings.
This information is uploaded, via USB, to an online dashboard that helps users to track their eating progress and can be used to help them change their eating behaviour. The company’s Web site extols the virtues of eating slowly as a way to counter weight gain, digestive problems, gastric reflux and post-operative complications.