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Lumen – PLUGHITZ Live Presents (TPN Picks Best of CES 2020 Award)

Lumen Breath AnalyzerPLUGHITZ Live Presents awards its TPN Picks Best of CES 2020 Award to Lumen.

Lumen is a breath analyzer, but with a different purpose from what you may be thinking. Rather than being used to analyze whether or not you are drunk, Lumen is used to determine information about your metabolism. The company claims that with a single breath they can give you information about the effectiveness of exercise and more. They do this by determining whether you are currently burning carbs or fat based on a CO2 sensor and flow meter.

The science behind the device is not new. A similar process has been in use in hospitals and sports facilities for years. Lumen is bringing the concept to consumers for the first time. Whether you are actively trying to lose weight or just looking to improve your nutrition, Lumen can help.

To get started, you use the sensor to determine your metabolism throughout your day. This allows the system to determine how you are affected by activity, sleep, and more. Based on your readings, the connected app can give you a recommended meal plan, including when to eat. Before you workout, you can also use the sensor to determine whether you are in a good position to exercise or if you need to fuel up first. When you’re done with your workout, run another test to see how your body was affected. This will allow you and the app to help optimize future workouts and meals to be the most effective.

All of this data combines together to form your Lumen Flex Score. This score indicates how effective your metabolism is for your lifestyle and health. Keeping an eye on this score will allow you to track your success and help with sustaining results.

After a successful crowdfunding campaign, Lumen is available now. The regular retail is $349, but the company is currently running a New Year Sale for $299.

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Hapifork Changes Eating Habits

Hapifork changes diet habits
Hapifork changes diet habits

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).