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?


Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • It's cool to see new tech but this seems like a little much to me. I'd need an iPhone case with a place to store my fork to make sure I always had it with me....
  • A solution looking for a problem.