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Enhancing saltiness with cathodal current

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.

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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

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.

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