TastyBeats

Sports drinks, water fountains, exercise

EdiPulse 4 models

TastyBeats

We introduce palatable representations that besides improving the understanding of physical activity through abstract visualization also provide an appetizing drink to celebrate the experience of being physically active. By designing such palatable representations, our aim is to offer novel opportunities for reflection on one’s physical activities. As a proof of concept, we present TastyBeats, a fountain-based interactive system that creates a fluidic spectacle of mixing sport drinks based on heart rate data of physical activity, which the user can later consume to replenish the loss of body fluids due to the physical activity. The TastyBeats induces an active engagement of the users with representation of their personal data in the form of a energy drink created by mixing different flavors together.

Check out the video for more details:

Publications

  1. CHI 2015 (full paper): TastyBeats: Designing Palatable Representations of Physical Activity (Best paper honorable mention award)
  2. TEI 2015 (note): TastyBeats: Celebrating Heart Rate Data with a Drinkable Spectacle
  3. CHI WiP 2014: Tastybeats: making mocktails with heartbeats

Other achievements:

  • Finalist for Premier Design Awards 2015 under the service design category.
  • Public exhibitions at UIST 2013, CHI 2014 and IIT Bombay TechFest 2014.
  • Finalist for Student Innovation Contest, UIST 2013.

Here is the video of my talk on TastyBeats at CHI 2015: