Project Nourished lets users experience an immersive, virtual eating experience, through simulated scent, visuals, taste and touch.
Users first put on the headset, seeing the virtual food before them, and the bone conduction wearable mimics the sounds and feel of chewing. A VR cocktail glass and utensils let them manipulate the eating experience. The diffuser will also spread the matching scent for the chosen food. With further development, the team believes Project Nourished could be used to assist in elder and disability care and as part of a course of therapy for those with eating disorders. Additionally, by creating chemical copies of potentially endangered foods, the Project could be an unusual ally in sustainability by helping to preserve items for future generations. Those who suffer from allergies could also use the system to enjoy the food they would otherwise miss out on.
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