Ever wish you had a fork to sound an alarm when you’re eating like a Hoover vacuum?
No? Well, let’s say you do.
The new HAPIfork does just that. The smart-fork knows how fast you’re eating and buzzes you to slow down if you’re eating too fast.
By eating slower, people will feel better after eating, improve digestion and reduce their weight, the fork’s creators say.
The fork has a sensor in the handle that tracks the plate-to-mouth motion. The fork monitors the meal start and end time; the amount of “fork servings” taken per minute and per meal; the duration of each “fork serving” interval; and your overall meal duration.
If you’re eating too fast, the fork vibrates and blinks so “you are aware of when you’re not eating at a pace that is optimal for your health,” according to the HAPIfork news release.
According to HAPIfork creators, the fork helps you lose 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,” according to the news release.
Once you’re done eating, just plug your fork into your computer and the information is transmitted to a personal online account where you can monitor your eating habits.
The forks sell for $99 each.
The forks don’t include calorie counters. So as long as you’re eating that creamy Alfredo pasta slowly, the fork won’t zap ya.