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Philips - Slow Down / Slow eating reminder/trainer

Philips - Slow Down
Philips - Slow Down

“Slow Down” is a portable weight scale that reminds and trains user to eat slower. Latest researches proves that, one can take less calorie by only eating slower, independent from amount of food. Compared to slow-eaters, fast-eater men are 84% more likely to be overweight, and women are just over twice as likely. Fast eating also stretches stomach and make it larger, which causes to eat more and more. But it’s not easy to control oneself about eating slow. Slow Down analyzes eating speed according to weight & frequency of bites taken from plate, and inform/warn the user by lights. It acts as reminder in short term and trainer in long term.

University

Umea Institute of Design

Umea Institute of Design
Umeå, Sweden

Thomas Degn
Programme Director of MA Advanced Product Design

Design

Umea Institute of Design

Umea Institute of Design
Umeå, Sweden