Smart cutlery that can monitor exactly howÂ much you eat is set to go on sale within months.
The HAPIfork uses electronic sensors toÂ monitor how much , and how fast a user is eating.
If they eat too quickly, the fork vibrates,Â and bright lights flash on its handle.
The fork also wirelessly connects to a user’sÂ phone to send their eating habits to a special app.
The HAPIfork’s makers claim that people onlyÂ naturally feel full after about 20 minutes of eating, and so by diminishing theÂ amount eaten in that period users will eat less and consequently loseÂ weight.
‘Most people eat faster than they should andÂ do not realise that eatingÂ too fast ins’t a healthy behaviour, negativelyÂ affecting things likeÂ digestion and weight control,’ said HAPIlabs’ USÂ President AndrewÂ Carton.
The fork will track the duration of a meal,Â the number of fork servings and the duration of each interval betweenÂ servings.
‘Eating too fast, and not chewing long enoughÂ leads to poor digestion and poor weight control,’ the firm says.
‘Every time you bring food from your plate toÂ your mouth with your fork, this action is called a ‘fork serving’.
The HAPIfork also measures how long it tookÂ to eat your meal, the amount of ‘fork servings’ taken per minute and intervalsÂ between ‘fork servings’.
The HAPIfork also comes with the HAPILABS appÂ plus a coaching program to help you eat better and change your eating behavior,Â and is expected to go on sale in April.
Source: The Daily Mail