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Enhancing saltiness with cathodal current

Hiromi NakamuraHomei Miyashita

Abstract

Weak cathodal current applied to the tongue inhibits the taste of salt, but perceived saltiness tends to increase after the current is released. In this study, we propose a saltiness enhancer that uses this phenomenon. Our system applies weak cathodal current for a short time when the user eats or drinks. The user can thus perceive a salty taste without the use of salt.

Information

Book title
CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Pages
3111-3114
Date of issue
2013/03/02
DOI
10.1145/2468356.2479623
ISBN
978-1-4503-1952-2
Keywords
cathodal current/gustatory perception/taste/
Citation
Hiromi Nakamura, Homei Miyashita. Enhancing saltiness with cathodal current, CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp.3111-3114, 2013.

Articles

Source URLhttp://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2479623