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Augmented Reality glasses help you diet

Do you ever go to a restaurant, eat a plate of paneer butter masala, finish it entirely and then feel guilty? We all ...

June 08, 2012 / 03:00 PM IST

Do you ever go to a restaurant, eat a plate of paneer butter masala, finish it entirely and then feel guilty? We all do it at one point or another, especially when we're watching what we eat. Researchers at Tokyo University have developed a pair of augmented reality glasses that fool your brain into watching your portion sizes. According to Discovery News, when someone wears the glasses and looks at food, the glasses will send images of the food to a computer, which will magnify the image and send the new image back to the glasses. The user essentially sees the food that he or she is holding as much bigger and much too much to eat whole. The computer manages to keep everything else in the environment, like the user's hand the same size, so it only appears as though the size of the food is bigger.

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