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The Vibrating Fork That Stops you Eating Too Much

Smart cutlery that can monitor exactly how  much you eat is set to go on sale within months.

The HAPIfork uses electronic sensors to  monitor how much , and how fast a user is eating.

If they eat too quickly, the fork vibrates,  and bright lights flash on its handle.

The fork also wirelessly connects to a user’s  phone to send their eating habits to a special app.

The HAPIfork’s makers claim that people only  naturally feel full after about 20 minutes of eating, and so by diminishing the  amount eaten in that period users will eat less and consequently lose  weight.

The project, which is set to be funded via  Kickstarter, will sell for $99, also claims to reduce digestive problems and  acid reflux

‘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,’ said HAPIlabs’ US  President Andrew  Carton.

The fork will track the duration of a meal,  the number of fork servings and the duration of each interval between  servings.

‘Eating too fast, and not chewing long enough  leads to poor digestion and poor weight control,’ the firm says.

‘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 and intervals  between ‘fork servings’.

The HAPIfork also comes with the HAPILABS app  plus a coaching program to help you eat better and change your eating behavior,  and is expected to go on sale in April.

Source: The Daily Mail

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