Wednesday, July 29th18.5°C
27107
25998

The nagging fork

If you've always wanted a fork that spies on your eating habits, you're in luck: A company has developed a utensil that records when you lift it to your mouth.

The electronic fork is one of the gadgets getting attention this week at the International CES in Las Vegas, an annual showcase of the latest TVs, computers and other consumer electronic devices.

WHAT IT IS: The HAPIfork is a fork with a fat handle containing electronics and a battery. It's made by HapiIabs, which is based in the land of slow, languorous meals, France.

HOW IT WORKS: The fork contains a motion sensor, so it can figure out when it's being lifted to the mouth. If it senses that you're eating too fast, it warns with you with a vibration and a blinking light. The company believes that using the fork 60 to 75 times during meals lasting from 20 to 30 minutes is ideal.

Between meals, you can connect the fork to a computer or phone and upload data on how fast you're eating, for long-term tracking.

The electronics are waterproof, so you can wash the fork in the sink. If you want to put it in the dishwasher, you have to remove the electronics first.

WHY YOU'D WANT IT: Nutritional experts recommend eating slowly because it takes about 20 minutes to start feeling full. If you eat fast, you may eat too much. The fork is also designed to space your forkfuls so that you have time to chew each one properly. It's like having your mother in a utensil!

WHAT IT DOESN'T DO: The fork has no clue about the nutritional content of your food or how big your forkfuls are. It can't tell if you're shovelling lard or stabbing peas individually.

The Canadian Press
How does this story make you feel? (63 total votes)
Castanet MoodMeter
Amused
20.6%
Annoyed
9.5%
Happy
33.3%
Sad
14.3%
Entertained
4.8%
Skeptical
17.5%


Read more Business News




Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX14301.80+224.44
S&P CDNX584.76-2.20
DJIA17751.39+121.12
Nasdaq5111.73+22.53
S&P 5002108.57+15.32
CDN Dollar0.7715-0.0007
Gold1096.90+0.60
Oil49.18+0.02
Lumber253.00+1.40
Natural Gas2.883+0.062

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.18+0.01
Knighthawk0.010.00
QHR Technologies Inc1.40+0.03
Cantex0.05+0.00
Anavex Life Sciences0.7865+0.0065
Metalex Ventures0.05-0.01
Russel Metals19.21+0.86
Copper Mountain Mining0.85+0.03
Colorado Resources0.06+0.00
ReliaBrand Inc0.0045-0.0022
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.03+0.00
Mission Ready Services0.14-0.01
Decisive Dividend Corp2.50-0.08

 





FEATURED Property
288212962 Ryder Drive
4 bedrooms 5 baths
$1,675
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


Chasing ducks

Photo: Thinkstock.comWhen businessmen tell me that being low priced is the only way to stay in business, I am skeptical. Price is the simplest way for a consumer to compare and is overused as the basi...


Taking care of business

Photo: Thinkstock.comRetirement as a goal has changed a lot over the years. There was a time, it was the only goal. You’d punch the clock and count the years until you could stop punching that t...


Income from home equity

Photo: Thinkstock.comWhen retirement funds run low, seniors often ask if tapping into the equity in their home is the right way to retain financial independence. To see if this option might be a good ...

_





26509


Member of BC Press Council


26788