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Would you use a fork that buzzes when you eat too fast?

L.A. Times 2013/01/08 15:27:04
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That’s not Mom nagging you to quit scarfing your meal so fast. It’s your fork. Specifically, a “smart electronic” Hapifork, designed to vibrate in diners’ hands when they chow too quickly. Florida-based creator Hapilabs has also made a similar spoon.

Revealed at the CES showcase event “Unveiled” on Sunday, the tech-filled set of utensils are fitted with sensors that track how often they’re placed inside someone’s mouth.

Too many lip trips in too short a time span -- say, three in a single minute -- causes the handle of the fork or spoon to gently pulsate. Users can program the devices to buzz at a personalized pace.

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  • DavidJoleenJames 2013/05/21 22:09:21
    No
    DavidJoleenJames
    Smartphone is one thing. I will not pawn off my portion control or any other personals to technology. What's next, a smart bidet controllled from your iphone or droid? I think not.
  • MsDianna 2013/01/22 00:38:53
    No
    MsDianna
    no I'd throw it in the trash
  • JustMe 2013/01/14 12:20:50
    No
    JustMe
    +1
    I wouldn't buy one, nor use it because it would annoy me or make me feel awkward
  • Royo 2013/01/14 10:18:50
    Yes
    Royo
    +1
    Maybe I'm the only person who thinks this MAY help people lose weight. I wouldn't want to eat if a huge vibrating thing was in my mouth. .....
  • Ramón 2013/01/14 04:08:31
    No
    Ramón
    +1
    When my fork over heats from friction I'm eating too fast. Why would I need an electronic do dad with plastic and wires? I'd probably electrocute my tongue. OUCH!
  • Dave 007 2013/01/13 12:43:14
    No
    Dave 007
    +2
    Who makes up this stuff for Sodahead?
  • kage 2013/01/13 01:54:20
    No
    kage
    +2
    to the 124 people who voted yes. 124 people voted
  • Ramón kage 2013/01/22 01:00:17 (edited)
    Ramón
    Hey? No recoil? Heck if she wasn't a cartoon, she'd be dead, and now the government is going after her for using assault fingers.
  • DrRenovation 2013/01/12 16:23:35
    No
    DrRenovation
    +1
    If I'm late for work,I'll end up breaking my smart fork in frustration
  • tokie164 2013/01/11 18:56:32
    No
    tokie164
    +1
    well it might help one problem but the next thing would be is your teeth chiping off be cause of the metal hitting your teeth so much!
    so no lolol
  • Tobi 2013/01/11 11:54:36
  • ishiqa2426 2013/01/11 09:54:42
    No
    ishiqa2426
    +1
    id rather eat with my hands instead of these forks
  • OMFGit's AE 2013/01/11 04:26:54
    No
    OMFGit's AE
    +1
    isn't that ur stomach's job?
  • trailerguy1 2013/01/11 04:23:28
    No
    trailerguy1
    +1
    If I had a vibrating fork I would do things with it that would make me not want to put in my food.
  • OMFGit'... trailer... 2013/01/11 04:27:32
    OMFGit's AE
    (O.o) totes
  • ~HopelessRomanticM17~ 2013/01/11 04:16:51
    No
    ~HopelessRomanticM17~
    +3
    The problem isn't eating too fast...it's eating too much!
  • Lolita666 ~Hopele... 2013/01/11 05:55:05
    Lolita666
    +2
    Eating slower helps you eat less.
  • E3 2013/01/11 03:02:08
    No
    E3
    +1
    My mouth, my decision.
  • Justin~PWCM~JLA 2013/01/11 02:50:14 (edited)
    Yes
    Justin~PWCM~JLA
    That Is funny, It's like a ring tone for fat people, It would actually help them get self a steam from there real phone never ringing
  • Lolita666 Justin~... 2013/01/11 05:55:55
    Lolita666
    +1
    I can't tell whether you are serious or not.
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2013/01/11 02:05:22
    No
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +1
    I'LL TAKE CARE OF THAT....
  • Ardwin_Viesheight 2013/01/11 01:57:22
    No
    Ardwin_Viesheight
    +1
    I guess if you don't want to gain a lot of weight. The speed of food intake actually does make up a big part of it, but I don't eat fast anyways, so I wouldn't need one. I'm sure some people would enjoy them, but most would probably find them too naggy.
  • GAC 2013/01/11 01:19:28
    No
    GAC
    +1
    I'll inhale my food at whatever pace I want, thank you. No piece of silverware will ever nanny over me!
  • Denny Boy 2013/01/10 22:57:23
    No
    Denny Boy
    +2
    I want freedom to eat how I want
  • TheBadOne 2013/01/10 22:48:24
    No
    TheBadOne
    +2
    I'd kill the batteries after one sitting lol
  • michael johnson 2013/01/10 21:42:58
    No
    michael johnson
  • Flowers 2013/01/10 16:29:24
    No
    Flowers
    +1
    BUT i think this is a nifty invention that deserves credit for innovative thinking.
  • switish 2013/01/10 14:53:16
    No
    switish
    +1
    All this unless tech is why we are so stupid and lazy.
  • BranislavDJ 2013/01/10 12:20:33
    No
    BranislavDJ
    +1
    ...great,now I wanna eat with my hands.
  • Rebel geek. 2013/01/10 11:27:44
    No
    Rebel geek.
    +1
    If that happened I would eat with my hands!!!!!!!!!! Not use a dam fork or knife or spoon or spork.
  • Wackyweirdochic 2013/01/10 11:16:29
    No
    Wackyweirdochic
    +1
    I mean, come on -.-
  • Null_Shock 2013/01/10 08:54:56
    No
    Null_Shock
    +1
    I am fine with regular forks....(o_O)
  • Airhead 2013/01/10 08:01:14 (edited)
    No
    Airhead
    +4
    It might get inhaled in the process.
  • zbacku 2013/01/10 05:21:03
    No
    zbacku
    +3
    The government is trying to tell me what to eat, I will NOT have a fork try too.
  • Ɛ>NinjaGirl<3 2013/01/10 03:29:34 (edited)
    No
    Ɛ>NinjaGirl<3
    +2
    I know for sure I eat fast and I don't need a stupid fork to tell me so.
  • TooSweet 2013/01/10 03:07:36
    No
    TooSweet
    +3
    I think some ladies might find another purpose for A vibrating fork.
  • Dave 007 TooSweet 2013/01/13 12:44:28
    Dave 007
    +1
    I hope they use the right end.
  • JGF 2013/01/10 02:32:32
    No
    JGF
    +2
    Haven't these people something better to do with their time?

    For everyone out there seeking employment, consider - someone got paid for this.
  • anonymous anonymous 2013/01/10 02:03:51
    No
    anonymous anonymous
    +3
    Is it dishwasher safe? That's ridiculous and a waste of money.
  • wow 2013/01/10 00:43:54
    No
    wow
    +2
    Wow what in the wworld who is stupid to but this

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