How is the Slow Control fork helping you to eat more slowly and to chew more
The head of the fork detects contact with the mouth.
How does the fork work?
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The fork uses the capacitive detection technology. The head of the fork will detect the contact with the mouth. When you eat with a fork (or a spoon), the food will go through your mouth and your lips will therefore touch the fork head. When the head of the fork detects contact with the mouth, a calculator checks whether the time elapsed since the last bite is sufficient.
- If the interval between two successive bites is sufficient: the fork says nothing.
- If the interval between two bites is too short: the fork warns the user.
- Possibly, a light signal can also guide the user to tell him if the time is well respected to take the next bite.
Why am I going to chew better?
Without Slow Control
With Slow Control
Assuming an average masticatory cycle of 1.5 s:
With an interval between two bites ranging from 5 seconds (fast eater) to 10 seconds (basic Slow Control program), the same food will be masticated 5 times instead of 2 times. These three additional chewing movements make a considerable difference in the quality of the digestive bowl, which is much better prepared for digestion.
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This conclusion was even the subject of a study conducted by the ODONTOLOGICAL RESEARCH UNIT – Clermont Ferrand – Marie Agnès Peyron (INRA).
“The results presented demonstrate that the use of this fork, without particular training, by imposing a mastication at a slower frequency, makes it possible to obtain bowls consisting of smaller particles.”
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