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Obesity battle gets French weapon: Forks that vibrate on quick eaters

French inventors have developed a new gadget they hope can help fight obesity — a fork that tells you when you're eating too quickly.

It's called the HAPIfork and it allows the consumer to quickly monitor and reduce the speed at which they eat, My Fox New York reports.

The utensil records when a person touches the fork to their mouth and can tell how much time passes in between each bite full.

If someone is eating too quickly, HAPIfork alerts them with a gentle vibration and indicator light to remind them to slow down, My Fox New York reports.

The inventors say slowing down and being more aware of what and how you're eating are important things to consider when working toward a healthier diet.

They have not set a price for HAPIfork, but people who pledge $99 to the company get a complimentary one.

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