AUTHOR: HAPILABS, a company based in Hong Kong that aims at bringing happiness into people’s lives through connected mobile devices.
DESCRIPTION: It has been proven that eating too quickly can be bad for your health. This electronic fork monitors your food habits. The sensors in the handle measure every bite you take and the time between each “fork serving”. If you are eating too fast, the HAPIfork will vibrate and blink to tell you to slow down. Data are synced over Bluetooth so you can keep track of your food habits and progress on the HAPILABS online dashboard or on a mobile app available for iOS, Android and Windows. No details on price or availability yet, but the fork should come in different colors.
AMUSEMENT RATE: 2013 is set to be the year of connected objects. Several devices that can monitor your activity level (Nike Fuel Band, Jawbone UP) are already available but the HAPIfork is the first one we see that ventures into the food habits monitoring. It does sound like a good idea but are you seriously going to walk around all day with your electronic fork in your bag, always ready to take it out whether you are at work or at a restaurant? Imagine if during dinner your fork won’t stop vibrating and blinking. You will be so ashamed that you will lose your appetite. Rejoice, the HAPIfork can help you with these extra pounds after all!
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