nimesha at nus.edu.sg
Social sharing of beverages is a common practice among friends and loved ones. However, thus far, it has not been possible to digitally share beverages remotely, for example, over the internet. The main challenges are subjectivity of human taste perception, the need of complex sensing technologies, and impracticalities of transferring or storing chemical in an interactive system.
Virtual Lemonade is a new platform to remotely share a glass of lemonade by sensing, communicating, and simulating its flavor information digitally. By capturing flavor properties, such as color and sourness, Virtual Lemonade is able to digitally teleport and simulate lemonade’s flavor.