Interactive Training Chopsticks

Handling chopsticks requires fine motor skills that are challenging to master. We present interactive training chopsticks that help children develop fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination that are needed for eating with chopsticks. We implement two games that use the chopsticks as a controller for an augmented mirror application to guide children through the required hours of repetitive practice in the process of learning chopsticks.

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Various sensors are embedded in the interactive chopsticks to capture user behavior by detecting number of actions : chopsticks touch food on each of the sections of the plate; chopstick tips touch together; and chopstick tips touch the user’s mouth.

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Interactive Training Chopsticks to Improve Fine Motor Skills. Foong-Yi Chia and Daniel Saakes. In ACE '14. 2014. Bronze Demo Award. [doi] [bib]