HAPIfork electronic fork [CES 2013]

HAPIfork electronic fork [CES 2013]

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Eating too fast, and not chewing long enough leads to poor digestion and poor weight control. The HAPIfork is an electronic fork that monitors your eating habits. The HAPIfork gives you precise information about your eating schedule. The HAPIfork alerts you with the help of indicator lights when you are eating too fast. Originally developed for clinical or medical use, HAPIfork has today the potential to become a must-have utensil for everyone, available in every kitchen.

Every time you bring food from your plate to your mouth
with your fork, this action is called:
a "fork serving".

The HAPIfork also measures:
• How long it took to eat your meal.
• The amount of “fork servings" taken per minute.
• Intervals between "fork servings".

This information is then uploaded via USB or Bluetooth to your Online Dashboard to track your progress.

The HAPIfork also comes with the HAPILABS app plus a coaching program to help you eat better and change your eating behavior. Since 2002, a series of scientific studies highlighted the negative effects related to eating meals too quickly:

Weight gain: as during the meal, satiety is felt after about 20 minutes. The faster you eat, the more you eat.
Digestive problems: food that is eaten too quickly is often poorly chewed. The work of the digestive tract is made more difficult.
Gastric reflux: several studies have shown that the faster one eats, the more likely the possiblity of gastric reflux.
Postoperative complications: eating more slowly lessens the stress on weakened tissues.

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