Slow Control, the company, is founded in France, a country known for the importance it attaches to food and cooking, by inventor, Jacques Lepine, a biomedical engineer and patent author. Slow Control’s mission is to introduce tools that will help people eat slowly for better health. The first tool envisaged by Lepine was a digital fork, capable of measuring the user’s eating speed.
Slow Control’s first prototype demonstrated its ability to produce data during the consumer’s use of the fork at meals.
Slow Control’s prototype forks are used at a medical center. Hundreds of meals are consumed using the fork. The data enables us to visualize and compare eating speeds during hundreds of meals.
Slow Control plans for the large-scale manufacture of the digital fork with the help of angel Investors.
Slow Control signs on its first partner, the online distributor Hapilabs with client support services to assist users.
Slow Control is supported by:
- OSEO, a French public-sector institution dedicated to economic development, and a key source of financing and other support for SMEs
- The French Region “La Réunion” and its Technopole
- Cap’tronic, a French government program to support SME use of imbedded electronics
- Recipient of the 2012 Cap’tronic electronics award for innovation in consumer products
- Innovation honoree at the Consumer Electronics Show CES 2013
- C Net "Best of CES" 2013 Award
- pcmag.com "Best of CES" 2013 Award