Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Raisamo, Roope
Organisation Tampere University
Project title Augmented Eating Experiences
Decision No. 326415
Decision date 18.06.2018
Funding period 01.01.2019 - 31.08.2022
Funding 383 654
Project description
The aim of the Augmented Eating Experiences project is to understand how augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies stimulating senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell contribute to the perception of food texture and eating experiences. We will create novel technologies and evaluate their impact on eating experience and promotion of health and wellbeing. This is an interdisciplinary research project that joins together truly complementary expertise from the fields of human-technology interaction, augmented reality technologies, human physiology and psycho-physiological measurements, food technology, consumer science, nutrition science and neuroscience. The research will be conducted in three closely linked work packages: 1) creation of multisensory AR/VR technology including senses of touch, smell and taste as novel technologies, 2) food structure design, and 3) experiments on human responses to AR/VR eating.