Enjoy Your Food with HAPIfork by Jacques Lépine

HAPIfork: Eat slowly, lose weight, feel great!

Eating too fast leads to poor digestion and poor weight control. The HAPIfork, powered by Slow Control, is an electronic fork that helps you monitor and track your eating habits. It also alerts you with the help of indicator lights and gentle vibrations when you are eating too fast.

Every time you bring food from your plate to your mouth with your fork, this action is called: a "fork serving". The HAPIfork also measures:

   * How long it took to eat your meal.
   * The amount of "fork servings" taken per minute.
   * Intervals between "fork servings".

This information is then uploaded via USB or Bluetooth to your Online Dashboard on HAPI.com to track your progress. The HAPIfork also comes with the HAPIfork and HAPI.com apps plus a coaching program to help improve your eating behavior.


Why is it important to eat slowly?

Originally developed by Slow Control for clinical or medical use, HAPIfork has today the potential to become a must-have utensil for everyone, available in every kitchen.

Since 2002, a series of scientific studies highlighted the negative effects related
to eating meals too quickly:

  • Weight gain: as during the meal, satiety is felt after about 20 minutes. The faster you eat, the more you eat.
  • Digestive problems: food that is eaten too quickly is often poorly chewed. The work of the digestive tract is made more difficult.
  • Gastric reflux: several studies have shown that the faster one eats, the more likely the possiblity of gastric reflux.
  • Postoperative complications: eating more slowly lessens the stress on weakened tissues.

Follow this link to access the latest scientific surveys about the benefits of eating slowly (a bibliography compiled by Slow Control).

Online Dashboard & Mobile App


Together with your HAPIfork comes the Complete HAPI.com Suite: Online Dashboard & Mobile App.


With your HAPI.com Online Dashboard and Mobile App, you can:

  • Assess and manage all the data from your devices
  • Set your workout objectives, track your progress and score points in
    the HAPI.com challenge.
  • Share your HAPI Moments online with your friends. More friends...
    More fun!

With our HAPIfork mobile app (for iOS* and Android**), you can:

  • See your meal stats in real time
  • Check your time in between fork servings
  • Upload your fork data wirelessly


Download on the App Store   Get it on Google Play

* iOS support for iPhone 4S and up; iPad 3, mini and up;
iPod touch 5th gen
** Android support for Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3 only
(OS 4.2.2 and up)
click here for the list of officially supported devices

Product technical specifications & material, components & processes

Specs

  • Length: 7.87 inches // 200 mm
  • Width: 1 inch // 24.5 mm
  • Height: 2/3 inches // 15.70 mm
  • Weight: 0.14 pound // 65 gr

Electronic Key

  • Micro USB connector
  • Lithium Polymer Battery + 3.7 V
  • Microcontroller: ARM® Cortex®-M0 Processor
  • Capacitive detection
  • User feedback: 1 vibrating feedback + 2 LEDs
  • 2 plastic shell components

Fork Handle

  • Fits both electronically and mechanically
    with the electronic key

Patents: The technology is covered by four patents

  1. Measure of hand-to-mouth movement
  2. Capacitive detection
  3. Specific mechanical cooperation between the electronic key and fork
  4. Interaction between apps and data platform

Definition

HAPIfork is a connected smart fork which lets you adopt healthy eating habits

  • Eat at the right time
  • Eat at the right pace: not too fast
  • Follow a coaching program
  • Share with the community