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This 'Smartfork' Will Tell You When to, Well, Put the Fork Down


"...help you lose weight by eating more slowly."

What do you get when you combine the Consumer Electronics Show's timing with that of New Year's resolutions that are hopefully still on target? How about a high-tech fork that will help users track their eating habits.


The HAPIfork was showcased at the electronics show in Las Vegas. It's a fork that lets the eater know when he or she is eating too fast by tracking "fork servings," which is every time the fork is brought from the plate to the mouth and back.

HAPIfork (Image: HAPILABS)

The gadget and smartphone app combo also keeps tabs on how long it took users to eat their last meal, "fork servings" per minute and the time that lapses in between "fork servings."

The fork sends this information to an online dashboard via a USB connection or through Bluetooth technology. It also has a coaching program to help users adopt healthier eating habits, if necessary.


Watch SlashGear's video interview at CES with the fork's creator:

As the creator of the fork says in the video, it's the "first smartfork to help you lose weight by eating more slowly."

According to MacRumors, the HAPIfork will retail for $99. The USB version will be available in the second quarter of this year and the Bluetooth version will follow in the third quarter.

(H/T: Daily Mail)

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