No longer will customers have to say "Super Size it" or ask for seconds at the dinner table.
Instead, they can simply don a pair of special goggles, developed by University of Tokyo researchers, which enlarges the portion size, at least in the wearer's eyes.
Its creators say diners will subsequently be more satisfied by the size of the portion and feel full after munching on the enlarged image.
The invention was one of the studies presented at a symposium on advanced technology held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo's Koto Ward on June 7.
The goggles, developed by University of Tokyo researchers, are designed to trick a person who wears them into eating less.
When worn, the goggles digitally enhance the food the wearer is holding. The size of the object can be easily changed, until it looks to have become super sized.
In an experiment at the symposium, a visitor wore the device over his eyes and was encouraged to “eat as many cookies as possible.”
The visitor chomped down about 10 percent less cookies when he “ate” the cookie 50 percent larger than the size of the original, sources said.
In other innovations at the symposium, Waseda University and Toppan Printing Co. jointly developed high-quality 3-D computer graphics of “Fugaku Hyakkei” (One hundred views of Mt. Fuji), originally created by ukiyoe wood-block printer Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849).
The 3-D graphics have tremendous impact, conveying a feeling of distance and the surging of waves.
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