Researchers at the MIT Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces Group are prototyping more natural ways for people to interact with computers and access and store information. Here are 10 inventions that enrich our personal and professional lives
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Sajid Sadi has imagined a computer that can help people lose weight. Except it doesn't look like a traditional computer: It's a fork equipped with a sensor. According to Sadi's website, the souped-up fork attempts to stop people from overeating by encouraging them to eat slowly. Eating slowly allows an individual's blood sugar to rise to the point at which it indicates satiety to the eater. When people eat fast, they tend to overeat because they miss these natural cues. The fork works by measuring the time between bites and providing "subtle haptic feedback" when someone eats too quickly.
Photo: Sajid Sadi