Digitally Enhanced Utensils: Designing Dynamic Gustation

  • Yui Kita
  • Jun Rekimoto
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8530)


While modern cuisine uses various materials such as powder, oil and chemical materials, time-sensitive materials such as bubbles or temperature are still not considered as part of the design of cuisine, due to their temporal nature. Although these time-sensitive gustation play an important role in cuisine, it is difficult to serve them with human hands and static utensils. In this paper, we will introduce sensing and actuation mechanisms to maintain and enhance time-sensitive gustation. We will explore the design space of digitally enhanced utensils through three research prototypes.


food utensil cutlery kitchen cooking cuisine dining wet materials 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yui Kita
    • 1
  • Jun Rekimoto
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information StudiesThe University of TokyoBunkyoJapan
  2. 2.Sony Computer Science LaboratoriesShinagawaJapan

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