Every time we write about health and fitness gadgets we joke that you’ll still need a healthy dose of motivation because no matter how clever a device is it can’t knock that red velvet cupcake out of your hand. Well, that’s not necessarily the case anymore, as the HAPIfork alerts you when you’ve eaten too much.
Using a variety of sensors the HAPIfork is able to monitor how fast you’re eating and then vibrates if you’re gobbling your meals down too quickly. It’s then really clever as it increases the length of time between each mouthful, so you effectively eat less. Or just eat loads and ignore the vibrations – we’re not too sure?!
Andrew Carton, HAPIlabs’ US President, said:
“Most people eat faster than they should and do not realise that eating too fast ins’t a healthy behaviour, negatively affecting things like digestion and weight control.”