Kuan-Yi Lee

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In this paper, we describe an interactive drinking platform, FunRasa, which digitally expands one's drinking experience. The system uses two methods: electrical stimulation on user's tongue and superimpose virtual color onto the actual drink, to expand the taste sensations of the drink. The system consists of a glass cup, an electronic platform with RGB(More)
To create a truly immersive virtual experience, perceiving information through multiple human senses is important. Therefore, new forms of media are required that deeply involve various human senses -not only sight, sound, and touch, but also nontraditional senses like taste and smell- to create a perception of presence in a non-physical environment.(More)
This paper presents a new technology that overlays virtual taste sensations on food and beverages while eating and drinking. This additional layer of taste sensation enables modifying the existing taste sensations (flavors) of food and beverages virtually. To achieve this technology, we primarily use weak and controlled electrical pulses on the tip of the(More)
Aqueous rechargeable batteries provide the safety, robustness, affordability, and environmental friendliness necessary for grid storage and electric vehicle operations, but their adoption is plagued by poor cycle life due to the structural and chemical instability of the anode materials. Here we report quinones as stable anode materials by exploiting their(More)
In recent years, digital media technologies expand horizons into non-traditional sensory modalities, for instance, the sense of taste. This demonstration presents `taste+,' which digitally improves the taste sensations of food and beverages without additional flavoring ingredients. It primarily utilizes weak and controlled electrical pulses on the human(More)
Flavor is often a pleasurable sensory perception we experience daily while eating and drinking. However, the sensation of flavor is rarely considered in the age of digital communication mainly due to the unavailability of flavors as a digitally controllable media. This paper introduces a digital instrument (Digital Flavor Synthesizing device), which(More)
In the presence of a catalytic amount of FeCl3·6H2O, 6-(5-arylpent-4-yn-1-yl)-7-oxabicyclo[4.1.0]heptan-2-ols underwent attack of the pendant acetylene at the iron-activated oxirane to give a vinylic carbocation. Hydride transfer from the carbinol carbon to the newly formed cation center furnished 2-arylmethylene-6-hydroxyspiro[4.5]deca-7-ones in excellent(More)
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