Chop Chop: A Sound Augmented Kitchen Prototype

  • Veronica Halupka
  • Ali Almahr
  • Yupeng Pan
  • Adrian David Cheok
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7624)


In our fast evolving, highly technological world, sometimes we don’t spend quality time cooking or eating together because our attention is split. How can we find a way to bring fun back into the kitchen, re-engaging people with cooking?

The aim of this research is to use Media Design to engage people with food experiences by bringing fun into cooking and eating. Through the design and implementation of a sound augmented kitchen prototype, we have attempted to address this question.

Chop Chop is a sound augmented kitchen prototype system. It consists of very simple commercially available hardware; A computer or mobile device, headphones, a cutting board and knife. As a user performs a simple everyday cooking task, chopping food, the sound is enhanced with filters and combo events, allowing the user to experience the act of chopping in a novel and exciting way.

Through demonstrations, surveys and user experience analysis, we have tested our prototype and shown that using our Augmented Reality system in a kitchen setting has no detriment over traditional tools and techniques, and enhances user experience and positive affect.


Augmented Reality Multi-Sensory Food Media Sound Kitchen 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Veronica Halupka
    • 1
  • Ali Almahr
    • 1
  • Yupeng Pan
    • 1
  • Adrian David Cheok
    • 1
  1. 1.Keio University Graduate School of Media DesignYokohama-cityJapan

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