Eat2pic: Food-tech Design as a Healthy Nudge with Smart Chopsticks and Canvas

Rei Nakaoka, Yugo Nakamura, Yuki Matsuda, Shinya Misaki, Keiichi Yasumoto

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Abstract

In this paper, we introduce a food-tech design as a healthy nudge called eat2pic that encourages people to slow down their eating pace and encourage healthier eating habits. The eat2pic system is composed of a sensor-equipped chopstick (one of a pair) and components that use context-aware digital canvases. The eat2pic system achieves (1) automatic tracking of what and how fast the user consumed each mouthful of food, (2) real-time visual feedback that indicates good or bad eating behavior. The key concept of eat2pic involves extending the relationship between humans and paintings in order to establish a closed-loop in which daily eating behavior is reflected in pictures on the canvas near us and feedback from the canvas leads our lifestyles towards healthier diets. The eat2pic system provides a novel experience in which users can come to see eating as a playful task that involves coloring landscape pictures, and not simply taking nutrition into their bodies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops and other Affiliated Events, PerCom Workshops 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages389-391
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781665404242
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 22 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops and other Affiliated Events, PerCom Workshops 2021 - Kassel, Germany
Duration: Mar 22 2021Mar 26 2021

Publication series

Name2021 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops and other Affiliated Events, PerCom Workshops 2021

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops and other Affiliated Events, PerCom Workshops 2021
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityKassel
Period3/22/213/26/21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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