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iEat: An Interactive Table for Restaurant Customers’ Experience Enhancement

  • George Margetis
  • Dimitris Grammenos
  • Xenophon Zabulis
  • Constantine Stephanidis
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 374)

Abstract

An active field of research today is the technological enrichment of everyday activities using augmented reality and ambient intelligence technologies. To this end, augmenting dinner tables is a challenging task, requiring a high-quality user experience unobtrusively supporting and enhancing the user’s main goal: eating and socializing. This work presents an augmented restaurant table, facilitating customers’ ordering and enhancing their experience through entertainment and socialization features, as well as through interaction with physical objects placed upon the table surface.

Keywords

augmented reality ambient intelligence interactive tabletop 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Margetis
    • 1
  • Dimitris Grammenos
    • 1
  • Xenophon Zabulis
    • 1
  • Constantine Stephanidis
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Foundation for Research and Technology – HELLASInstitute for Computer Science (FORTH – ICS)Greece
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of CreteGreece

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