Hapifork changes the way you eat and breaks bad habits with good vibrations, coming to you from CES 2013. Hapilabs co-founder Phillipe chats with Jamie Davis, the Podmedic about why it’s important to slow down when we eat.
The hapifork tracks three things while you are eating. It measures the duration of your meal, it counts the number of fork servings you eat, and it times the interval between each fork serving you eat. With this data, the user can make changes to his eating habits and slow down the pace of his meals, extend the duration of the meals, and take smaller bites when eating.
Eat Slower, Get Full Faster
The goal is to eat slower so that the body has time to “feel” full with less food. The Hapifork manages the intervals between bites by vibrating whenever a fork serving is lifted from the plate too quickly following the previous bite. This interval can be adjusted to be longer or shorter in duration so that a user can start with a shorter interval between bites and gradually increase the interval through gentle reminders from the Hapifork.
The Hapifork will be released as a pre-offer via Kickstarter.com in February with an expected launch in April, 2013. It will come with an accompanying smartphone app, ability to track all data via Hapilabs web services.
Video by Jamie Davis, the Podmedic from Health Tech Weekly (HTWeekly.com).