Feed the food monsters! helping co-diners chew their food better with Augmented reality

Eshita Sri Arza, Harshitha Kurra, Rohit Ashok Khot, Florian 'Floyd' Mueller

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Chewing is crucial for digestion and as mindful eating suggests, it is important that we do it properly. Despite this, not many people chew their food properly. To help facilitate proper chewing, we developed “Feed the Food Monsters!”, a two-player Augmented Reality game that aims to engage co-diners in proper chewing using their bodies as play. This game draws inspiration from Tetris and allows diners to view each other’s chewing behavior through a playful interface that is overlaid on their torso. In this game, players wear HMDs and guide each other to chew properly in order to keep the food monsters quiet. Besides supporting chewing in a social dining setting, this game also makes a contribution to AR-based games where chewing actions are mapped to game actions. Ultimately, with this work, we hope to engage people in the practice of proper chewing in a fun and a pleasurable way.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play Companion Extended Abstracts
EditorsZachary O. Toups, Peta Wyeth
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359689
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play 2018 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 28 Oct 201831 Oct 2018
Conference number: 5th


ConferenceACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play 2018
Abbreviated titleCHI PLAY 2018
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  • Augmented Reality
  • Chewing
  • FoodCHI
  • Play
  • Social Dining

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