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Applying a Pneumatic Interface to Intervene with Rapid Eating Behaviour

Higher eating rates are positively correlate with obesity. In this paper, we propose the design of a new eating utensil that can reduce eating rate by interfering with eater's ability to eat quickly. This utensil can change its rigidity and shape by deflating itself to interfere with eating. In this study, a low fidelity proof-of-concept prototype device has been designed to provide physical resistance in order to help people reduce their eating rate. The proposed prototype could be used to demonstrate the feasibility of applying a pneumatically actuated shape-changing interface to embed physical resistance into an eating utensil.

http://ebooks.iospress.nl/volumearticle/51213

Zhang Z, Kim J, Sakamoto Y, Han T, Irani P. Applying a Pneumatic Interface to Intervene with Rapid Eating Behaviour. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2019;257 513-519. PMID: 30741249.

Bibtext Entry

@article {PMID:30741249,
Title = {Applying a Pneumatic Interface to Intervene with Rapid Eating Behaviour},
Author = {Zhang, Zuoyi and Kim, Junhyeok and Sakamoto, Yumiko and Han, Teng and Irani, Pourang},
Volume = {257},
Year = {2019},
Journal = {Studies in health technology and informatics},
ISSN = {0926-9630},
Pages = {513—519},
URL = {http://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/30741249}
}

Authors

Zuoyi Zhang

Zuoyi Zhang

MSc Student
Dr. Yumiko Sakamoto

Dr. Yumiko Sakamoto

Research Associate
Teng Han

Teng Han

Alumni
Pourang Irani

Pourang Irani

Professor
Canada Research Chair