Eating Too Fast? Vibrating Fork Monitors Eating Habits

A new fork unveiled at CES 2013 can help cut calories by tracking how long it takes you to eat a meal.
3:00 | 01/10/13

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All right, now, we move on to the futuristic fork that we've been talking about all morning, that could change the way everyone eats. It monitors how l you take to eat a meal. And can caution you to slow down. Abc's abbie boudreau is joining us live from vegas with the cutting-edge cutlery. Good morning, abbie. Reporter: Good morning, lara. This is the fork that's creating all that buzz. Here's how it works, okay? If you take a bite, and then take another bite too quickly, it's supposed to vibrate. Let's try it. It works. On the hunt to find some of the coolest, new gadgets at this year's consumer electronics show, from "gangnam style" vibrating exercise machines, to futuristic head massagers. But what's that one product that really stands out? Meet happy fork. The goal is to help people become more conscious of their eating habits. It's being called the future of forks. A smart fork that tracks how many bites you take. And vibrates if you eat too fast. I think it's a very interesting idea. I think it's wonderful. Reporter: So, you're saying that this fork can help you lose weight? Yes. So, the idea is that we all eat too fast. And so, eating with the fork, you eat too fast, it gives you a gentle vibration. And a reminder to simply slow it down. Reporter: Hapifork's inventors say, it can help you cut calories by 11%, help combat diabetes and trains you over time to eat slower. full 20 minutes for each meal. People tend to eat quickly. When you eat too quickly, there's a risk of overeating. Reporter: So, does it really work? Right here, the on the convention center floor, we're going to put it to a test. A quick trip to the food court and bon appetit. If I take a bite in less than ten seconds, this should vibrate at me, telling me I'm eating way too fast. So, let's see if it works. It vibrated. Guess it works. So, I guess the goal here is to slow down. All right. But the thing with this fork is, if you want to use it for every meal, I guess you have to take it with you wherever you go. Hapifork says, just shove it in your purse and move on. But if you're interested in this fork, you have to wait until springtime because that's when it comes out. La abbie, thank you so much. The hapifork. Very hapifork. We're with our friend, rob

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