Sensory interactive table (SIT): Development of a measurement instrument to support healthy eating in a social dining setting

Juliet A.M. Haarman*, Roelof A.J. de Vries, Emiel C. Harmsen, Hermie J. Hermens, Dirk K.J. Heylen

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Abstract

This paper presents the Sensory Interactive Table (SIT): an instrumented, interactive dining table. Through the use of load cells and LEDs that are embedded in the table surface, SIT allows us to study: (1) the eating behaviors of people in a social setting, (2) the social interactions around the eating behaviors of people in a social setting, and (3) the continuous cycle of feedback through LEDs on people’s eating behavior and their response to this feedback in real time, to ultimately create an effective dietary support system. This paper presents the hard-and software specifications of the system, and it shows the potential of the system to capture mass-related dimensions in real time and with high accuracy and spatial resolution.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2636
JournalSensors (Switzerland)
Volume20
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2020

Keywords

  • Dietary support system
  • Interactive technology
  • Monitoring eating behavior
  • Social dining

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