Maybe I'm a little late to know this news. And you probably already know earlier about this innovation. HAPIfork is a fork that can vibrate. Of course there are a reason why this fork could vibrates. HAPIfork is an innovative idea of Jacques Lepine from HAPILABS. This fork will make us not to eat too fast with vibration signals. So, if we eat too fast, then HAPIfork will give a signal in the form of vibration that made us slow down eating.
In addition to vibration signal, HAPIfork also can provide a precise information about the feeding schedule and warn you with an indicator light relief when you eat food too fast. This fork also measure how long it takes to eat the dish, the number of "serving fork" made per minute, and the interval between "serving fork". It equipped by Microchip Cortex M3 ST Micro electronic and capacitive detection, so if you eat too fast this fork will vibrate once and the LED light flashes twice.
That information can then be uploaded via USB to the online dashboard on your laptop or your mobile phone to show the progress you make. But hapilabs is also seeking to use bluetooth technology. HAPIfork also comes with an application HAPILABS coupled with a training program to help you eat better and change your eating habits. There are several color choices on offer, there are white, black, blue, pink, and green. However, at this time, HAPIfork still in pre-order for a store that sells products HAPILabs will start selling on 1 April 2013. HAPIfork awarded the Design & Engineering Showcase Honors 2013 in Innovation International CES.
Here are the specs of HAPIfork, according to the official website of Hapilabs:
- Length: 7.87 inches / / 200 mm
- Width: 1 inch / / 24.5 mm
- Height: 2/3 inches / / 15.70 mm
- Weight: 0.14 pounds / / 65 grams
- Micro USB connector
- Lithium Batterie Polymere + 7.3 V
- Microchip Cortex M3 ST Micro electronic
- capacitive detection
- Return to the user: 1 + 2 leds vibrator
- 2 component plastic shells
Why do we need to eat more slowly?
Presiden HAPIlabs Carton Andrew said, "Most people eat faster than it should. They don't realize that eating too fast is not a healthy behavior. The negative habits also affect other things like digestive problems and weight gain."
Eating too fast is one of the habits you should remove if you want a successful diet program. I once wrote that a person will feel full after 20 minutes since the first time he chewed food. So, if we eat faster, then we will also eat be more and more. It better we eat more frequent small meals, rather than eating only once in a large portion.
So if you're having trouble slowing down your eating, maybe the HAPIfork could be one of your solution. Keep healthy everyone. :)
Image credit by : Hapilabs