HAPIfork connects your utensils so you can eat less, slower, and better

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.

Speaking with HAPIfork at CES 2013, Andrew Carton reminded me that it can take 20 minutes for your body to naturally realize when it's satiated. That time doesn't change if you're eating at a leisurely pace, or if you're shoveling food down your maw at a record breaking pace. The HAPIfork, and their coaching program, can help you get back into a natural equilibrium, which can both improve digestion and better control weight.

So what do you think of that idea? Would metrics about your eating habits make you more mindful? Is a smart fork -- or smart utensils in general -- something that you're interested in, and you think could help you live a better, healthier life?