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Eat&Travel: A New Immersive Dining Experience for Restaurants

  • Mara Dionísio
  • Duarte Teixeira
  • Poan Shen
  • Mario Dinis
  • Monchu Chen
  • Nuno Nunes
  • Valentina Nisi
  • José Paiva
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8253)

Abstract

Modern society is moving towards a busier lifestyle, people have less time to enjoy themselves despite the increasing leisure options. Also, many countries around the world are facing a financial crisis, making people less wiling to travel abroad. In this paper we describe Eat&Travel, an interactive solution that ties dining and traveling together, offering restaurants the possibility to offer their customers an opportunity to enjoy a unique regional meal combined with a virtual trip in a river, where they can appreciate the landscape and learn more about the country and the culture, using an immersive CAVE environment, without the need to travel abroad.

Keywords

CAVE Dining Experience Virtual Travel Local Culture River Cruising 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mara Dionísio
    • 1
    • 2
  • Duarte Teixeira
    • 1
    • 2
  • Poan Shen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mario Dinis
    • 3
  • Monchu Chen
    • 1
  • Nuno Nunes
    • 1
  • Valentina Nisi
    • 1
  • José Paiva
    • 3
  1. 1.Madeira Interactive Technologies InstituteUniversity of MadeiraFunchalPortugal
  2. 2.Entertainment Technology CenterCarnegie Mellon UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Eat&TravelLisboaPortugal

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