Gustatory interface: the challenges of ‘how’ to stimulate the sense of taste

Vi, Chi Thanh, Ablart, Damien, Arthur, Daniel and Obrist, Marianna (2017) Gustatory interface: the challenges of ‘how’ to stimulate the sense of taste. The 2nd workshop on Multisensory approaches to human-food interaction, Glasgow, UK, 13-17 November 2017. Published in: Proceedings of 2nd ACM SIGCHI International Workshop on Multisensory Approaches to Human-Food Interaction (MHFI’17). 29-33. ACM ISBN 978145035556

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Gustatory interfaces have gained popularity in the field of human computer interaction, especially in the context of augmenting gaming and virtual reality experiences, but also in the context of food interaction design enabling the creation of new eating experiences. In this paper, we first review prior works on gustatory interfaces and particularly discuss them based on the use of either a chemical, electrical and/or thermal stimulation approach. We then present two concepts for gustatory interfaces that represent a more traditional delivery approach (using a mouthpiece) versus a novel approach that is based on principles of acoustic levitation (contactless delivery).We discuss the design opportunities around those two concepts in particular to overcome challenges of "how" to stimulate the sense of taste.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Keywords: Taste; Taste Experience; Food Interaction Design; Acoustic Levitation; Food Delivery System; Taste Perception
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Research Centres and Groups: Creative Technology
Depositing User: Chi Thanh Vi
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2017 15:40
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2017 12:35

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SenseX - Sensory Experiences for Interactive TechnologiesG1589EUROPEAN UNIONH2020-ERC-2014-STG-638605