4 publications and a thesis with the Slow Control fork
1 - Efficiency to slow down
The tool fulfills its promise and is effective in speeding up the meal to 10 seconds.
The tool is well accepted by the participants
It acts on satiety
Source: Radboud University – Holland 2016 – 123 participants
2 - Improved chewing
“The use of this fork, without any particular training, by imposing chewing at a slower frequency, makes it possible to obtain bowls made up of smaller particles”.
Source: INRA Dental Unit – France 2017
3 - Demonstrated weight loss
4 weeks of use
1 meal per day
Average starting BMI of 31.
10 second setting
Average weight loss over 1 month - 3.3 lbs
Average weight loss over 2 months - 5 lbs
Source: University of Utrecht – Holland – 2018 – 141 participants
4 - Analysis of the causes of effectiveness
The Dutch researcher Sander Hermsen integrated our tool into his thesis, in 2019, on the study of the effectiveness of different tools promising to modify behavior. Among the tools were those of the biggest brands in electronics. We have been rated as the most effective tool. A tool that keeps its promise "The Slow Control fork was an exceptional case in terms of efficiency". The reason being that the feedback (feedback in scientific terms), visual (light) or sensory (vibration) stimuli that the user receives is concomitant with the cause that provoked these stimuli (eating too quickly) This simultaneity has two merits 1 – for the present, it warns the user who succeeds in eating slowly for the duration of an attention cycle 2 – for the future, it anchors a new engram which, by dint of repetition, will constitute the path of decision of new, slower automatisms.