Digital Lollipop

Digital Lollipop (Electric lollipop) utilizes electrical stimulation on the human tongue to simulate different taste sensations. At present, the system is capable of manipulating the properties of electric currents (magnitude, frequency, and polarity: inverse current) to formulate different stimuli. Currently, we are conducting experiments to analyze regional differences of the human tongue for electrical stimulation.

Stay tuned for more information in the future....

Lead Researcher: Nimesha Ranasinghe (PhD Thesis)

Advisory Committee: Prof. Hideaki Nii, Prof. Ponnampalam Gopalakrishnakone, Prof. Adrian David Cheok, Prof. Ryohei Nakatsu

Publications, Media, and Recognition

Nimesha Ranasinghe, Hideaki Nii, Adrian Cheok, Ryohei Nakatsu, Ponnampalam Gopalakrishnakone, "Digital Taste Lollipop: Studying Electrical Stimulation on Human Tongue to Simulate the Sensation of Taste", International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (Elsevier), Jan 2013 (Submitted)

Nimesha Ranasinghe, Ryohei Nakatsu, Nii Hideaki, and Ponnampalam Gopalakrishnakone, ``Tongue Mounted Interface for Digitally Actuating the Sense of Taste,'' in Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC), June 2012, pp. 80-87. DOI: 10.1109/ISWC.2012.16, ISSN: 1550-4816.

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