The HAPIfork from HAPILABS watches a user's eating pace to promote better habits through at-time monitoring and online trend tracking.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — French engineers at HAPILABS last week unveiled their HAPIfork technology at the CES International conference.
The fork is equipped with sensors that monitors a user's eating pace, helping eaters slow down in efforts to reduce bad habits that may be tied to weight gain and digestive problems, Medgadget reported.
If the diner is eating too fast the fork lights up and vibrates to remind him or her to slow down, and even uploads the data to an online database where a user can track trends.
"Star Trek"-like device detects vital signs
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