Thermal Visualization on Cooking

Yui Kita and Jun Rekimoto
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Sensors for cooking such as a thermometer provide us essential clues for a better result. However, they only sense temperature on a certain point and the user’s reaction is slow. Thermal cameras are capable of getting thermal images get thermal images of a cooking pan, but it is difficult to utilize those images because the user has to rapidly shift their eye focus from the screen to the cooking pan, and vice versa while cooking. In this paper we propose a visualization technique that applies thermal information on cooking.
The system enables users to acquire thermal information from the surface of the food on a cooking pan, using a thermal camera and a projection based Augmented Reality (AR) environment. The main contribution of this paper is to provide a technique to overlap thermal clues on the cooking pan without occluding the important information. We conducted a user study and discussed the potential applications of our technique.

料理では食材の状態を知るために様々な情報を使う。温度計などの料理向けのセンサーを使う事で、料理の成功に不可欠な食材の状態を得る事ができるが、計測点は空間的時間的に刻々と変化する食材の状態の一点のみに限られる。本研究ではサーモカメラを用い食材全体の温度をリアルタイムに可視化し料理技能を拡張した。調理者はタンパク質の凝固温度などの、料理に重要な熱情報をARで見ながら調理を行う事ができる。熱情報を提示しつつ、調理に必要な食材表面の色や艶の観察を阻害しない可視化を実現した。被験者実験を行い効果を検証した。

Will appear in ICAT2013!