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Thermal Sweet Taste Machine for Multisensory Internet

Samshir, N. A., Johari, N., Karunanayaka, K. & Cheok, A. D. ORCID: 0000-0001-6316-2339 (2016). Thermal Sweet Taste Machine for Multisensory Internet. In: HAI 2016 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Human Agent Interaction. HAI 2016 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Human Agent Interaction, 04 - 07 October 2016, Biopolis, Singapore. doi: 10.1145/2974804.2980503


This paper presents a new taste interface for multisensory communication called "Thermal Sweet Taste Machine". We developed this interface in order to create sweet sensations, by manipulating the temperature on the tongue, without using chemicals. This device device changes the temperature on the surface of the tongue (from 20°C to 40°C) within a short period of time using a computer controlled circuit. Our preliminary user studies suggested that this device would be effective in two ways; producing the sweet sensations without the aid of chemicals, and enhancing the sweetness of the food and drinks. Here we discuss our concept, development of the interface, and some preliminary studies that has been carried out. We believe our technology would enhance the experiences and capabilities in future multisensory communication in different disciplines such as Human-Computer Interaction, human robot interactions, gaming and interacting with artificial agents.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: © {Samshir, N.A., Johari, N., Karunanayaka, K., & Cheok, A.D.| ACM} 2016. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in HAI '16 Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Human Agent Interaction ,
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science
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