An experimental new dieting technology uses augmented reality to make food items appear larger than they really are
In tests of the system using 12 subjects, the amount eaten dropped by about 10 percent when the food was made to appear one and a half times larger
A deformation algorithm makes users' hands appear to be opened wider, as if they're naturally holding the larger piece of food
You might think that your feeling of satiation when eating is due simply to your stomach filling up. According to the Hirose Tanikawa Group at the University of Tokyo, however, the visual perception of food also has something to do with it – the greater the amount of food that a person sees that they’re eating, the sooner they feel full. With that in mind, the team has created a prototype dieting system that uses augmented reality to trick people into thinking their food items are larger than they actually are.
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