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Tuesday December 26, 2006 2:00 pm

Share a Virtual Meal With Accenture


Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Smart Home, Internet, Science


Virtual dining

If you hate eating alone, Accenture has created a system that will alert other family members or friends who are available when you are about to dine. A camera and mic capture you on screen, while your companion does likewise on a similar setup. 

“We are trying to really bring back the kind of family interactions we used to take for granted,” said Dadong Wan, a senior researcher in Accenture Ltd.‘s Chicago labs.

We can imagine sitting down at the virtual table with our Auntie Mame and not having to deal with her literally pinching our cheeks while asking us why we are still unmarried.

 


Read More | USA Today

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