I can’t tell you how many times I’ve worn Bee Goggles, romanced myself stupid on the premise that what I thought I loved was a dire illusion. The japanese – as always – have taken that concept a couple of steps further.
Goggles that trick the wearer into thinking the plain snack in their hand is a chocolate cookie, or make biscuits appear larger have been unveiled in Japan, offering hope to weak-willed dieters everywhere.
Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed devices that use computer wizardry and augmented reality to fool the senses and make users feel more satisfied with smaller – or less appealing – treats.
On one device goggle-mounted cameras send images to a computer, which magnifies the apparent size of the cookie in the image it displays to the wearer while keeping his hand the same size, making the snack appear larger than it actually is. :: Read the full COSMOS article »»»»