A plate that regulates the speed of eating

Van Mensvoort
May 24th 2009

led plate
Many people tend to eat too fast. As a result they do not receive signals from the stomach that they are in fact full. The result can be overeating and obesity.

To encounter these modern diseases, designer Lissa Kooijman created a plate that helps you pace your meal. It comes with built-in LEDs that indicate how long you should take to swallow one mouthful. Lissa's idea is that due to the LEDs you will pay more attention to eating. The LEDs keep on burning to indicate how long you should wait to take the next bite. You should enjoy your meal more and avoid eating too fast.

The project is a collaboration between TU/e Industrial Design, the Catharina Hospital, and Nedap Healthcare. We are awaiting a more cosy candlelight version of the product.
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gabriel seibel
Posted 25/05/2009 – 08:35

incredible stuff around here. you should update more frequently.

Should men be able to give birth to children?


Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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