HAPIfork, the smart dining utensil we first saw at CES 2013 has finally found its way to Kickstarter and is now available for your backing pleasure. The concept is simple enough: HAPIfork includes some clever tech that measures how fast you're shoveling food into your mouth, and if it determines you're eating too fast, the handle vibrates to remind you to slow down and better enjoy meal. Since eating too fast has been correlated with weight gain -- essentially because the brain can't tell you your stomach is full fast enough -- slowing down can lead to better health and weight control. According to their Kickstarter page:
HAPIfork from HAPILABS is part of the next generation of connected devices, and if it looks and sounds a lot like a smart fork, that's because that's exactly what it is. Powered by USB, connected via Bluetooth, and reporting online or via an iOS app, HAPIfork aims to make you more aware of what you're eating. Namely, how much and how fast.