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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:14 PM   #1
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CES 2013: HAPIfork is a Digital Fork that Tracks Your Eating Habits




HAPILABS HAPIfork (via The Verge) is an electronic fork that is designed to monitor eating habits with built-in Bluetooth, a capacitive sensor, and a vibration motor.

HAPIfork provides information about eating schedules and alerts users when they are eating too fast, a leading cause of weight gain, according to the manufacturer.

The fork measures each movement from fork to plate, which is recorded as a "fork serving." The fork monitors how long it takes to finish a meal, the number of fork servings eaten per minute, and the interval between each fork serving.

All of this information is uploaded through USB or Bluetooth to an online dashboard. The fork is also designed to work with the HAPILABS app to provide a coaching program that encourages better eating.

HAPIfork will retail for $99.99. The USB version will ship during the second quarter of 2013 and the Bluetooth version will ship during the third quarter of 2013.

Article Link: CES 2013: HAPIfork is a Digital Fork that Tracks Your Eating Habits
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:17 PM   #2
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I'm going to be the first to say this is retarded.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:20 PM   #3
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shoot me the ****ing face.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:34 PM   #4
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I wonder how it would interpret a good fork stabbing.

http://www.ksla.com/story/19029878/s...head-with-fork

I bet they sell very few for $99. lol that someone thought this was a good idea. What's next? maybe a bluetooth toilet paper roll to track your toilet paper consumption...

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shoot me the ****ing face.
I don't have a gun, but I could stab you in the face with this fork instead.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:25 PM   #5
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Nope. Too far.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:29 PM   #6
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Is this thing a joke? Or is this serious?
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:38 PM   #7
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:39 PM   #8
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I'm waiting for the iFork.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:40 PM   #9
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OK, but what if you eat with chopsticks?
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:42 PM   #10
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Guess I'll have to buy two!
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:49 PM   #11
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I want a list of the names of the ...er....um...remarkable consumers () who buy these...things.

I have a bridge in Brooklyn I am sure I could sell to them.

All of them...one each...

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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:39 PM   #12
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Eh, I'll hold off for HAPInapkin to help determine my cleanliness.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:51 PM   #13
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I want iCondom. At least that would benefit my performance.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:52 PM   #14
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:55 PM   #15
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Fantastic. I've been looking for human repellant. Glad it comes with bluetooth.

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I want iCondom. At least that would benefit my performance.
No, it would just give you a record of how poor it was.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 09:48 PM   #17
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No, it would just give you a record of how poor it was.
That's what it's all about. They can extend it and suggest me workout routines for $1.99 each through their APP. Better money maker than a fork.
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I would be the first to say this idea is dumb, but a few dozen of you beat me to it, so instead I'm going to be the first to mention the idea may not be as retarded as it sounds:

It takes your stomach time to send signals to the brain that says "All done! I'm not hungry anymore! Stop eating!"

Consider something like eating an appetizer at a restaurant. IDK about you, but personally, when I run out of it, I'm all "I can eat my whole meal still!". Five minutes later I get the meal and I'm like "Eh... hardly hungry anymore... I'll just try some of it now and take the rest home..."

So if the fork is coaching you to eat slower, say, to take ten minutes to eat instead of five, then maybe you'll feel just as full while eating less.

Having said that, I'd rather just use the iPhone's built in timer or something than pay for a retarded looking $100 fork.
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I'm going to be the first to mention the idea may not be as retarded as it sounds:

It takes your stomach time to send signals to the brain that says "All done! I'm not hungry anymore! Stop eating!"

Consider something like eating an appetizer at a restaurant. IDK about you, but personally, when I run out of it, I'm all "I can eat my whole meal still!". Five minutes later I get the meal and I'm like "Eh... hardly hungry anymore... I'll just try some of it now and take the rest home..."

So if the fork is coaching you to eat slower, say, to take ten minutes to eat instead of five, then maybe you'll feel just as full while eating less.
No. The idea is as retarded as it sounds. Read a book like "The Art & Science of Low Carb Performance". Our consumption of carbs is completely broken, and no artificial intelligence in a knife, fork, or spoon will fix that. Cut the carbs, and everything will start working far better.
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IDK about you
Is it really that hard to type "I don't know"? Especially considering you took the time to type out all the rest of your post.
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 10:20 AM   #21
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Easy diet idea: Throw out electronic fork. Eat less. Exercise more.

I will make millions of dollars with this idea.
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 12:35 AM   #22
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No, it would just give you a record of how poor it was.
If you want to know how bad you just were, ask the other party. Most girls will let you know faster than any Bluetooth connection.

This device is rendered useless via a trip to your local Burger King. Most of the worst food available in the US require no utensil at all!
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Is this samsungs new tv?
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"SHUT UP iFORK! I KNOW I'M FAT JUST SHUT-UP ABOUT IT! "
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 08:19 PM   #25
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Wait... am I supposed to eat my typical dinner of tacos and a milkshake with a fork now?

This is gonna be difficult.
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