Japanese Scientists Create Diet Goggles

Posted on June 6, 2012

Discovery News reports that researchers at the University of Tokyo have created Diet Goggles. The goggles use computer algorithms and augmented reality to make the food people are about to eat look larger. The scientists conducted experiments which they say found participants ate about 10% less food while wearing goggles on settings that made the cookies they were eating look 50% bigger. Partipants ate 15% more cookies when they were shrunk by 2/3rds with the goggles. The goggles can currently only magnify food with simple geometric shapes, such as cookies, donuts or a triangular pizza slices. The second clip is an animation from NMA News. Take a look:

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