NetPot: Easy Meal Enjoyment for Distant Diners

  • Zoltan Foley-Fisher
  • Vincent Tsao
  • Johnty Wang
  • Sid Fels
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6243)

Abstract

We capture key factors of a group meal with communication and interface technologies to make a meal more enjoyable for diners who cannot be collocated. We determined three factors of a popular group meal, Chinese hotpot, that are essential for a group meal experience: interacting as a group with food, a central shared hotpot, and a feeling that others are nearby. We developed a prototype system to maintain these factors for an online meal with remote friends. Our technique is of interest to designers creating technology for isolated diners.

Keywords

Augmented Reality Hotpot Online Meals Social Networking 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zoltan Foley-Fisher
    • 1
  • Vincent Tsao
    • 1
  • Johnty Wang
    • 1
  • Sid Fels
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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