A Multisensory Approach for the Design of Food and Drink Enhancing Sonic Systems

Carlos Velasco, Felipe Reinoso Carvalho, Olivia Petit, Antinus Nijholt

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    Daily eating and drinking experiences are composed of multiple, interrelated, sensory inputs. However, when it comes to human-food interaction design (HFI), certain senses have received more attention than others. Here, we focus on audition, a sense that has received limited attention in such context. In particular, we highlight the role of food/drink-related eating sounds, as a potential input for human-food interaction design. We review some of the few systems that have been built on such sounds within food and drink contexts. We also discuss how the systematic connections that exist between the senses may provide some guidelines for the integration of eating sounds in HFI design. Finally, we present some key prospects that we foresee for research in technology design in HFI.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st Workshop on Multi-sensorial Approaches to Human-Food Interaction, MHFI 2016
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4561-3
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2016

    Publication series



    • EWI-27252
    • drink
    • Sound
    • METIS-320882
    • Food
    • Multi-sensory
    • Eating
    • IR-102858

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