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Smart Beer Mug March 21, 2006

Posted by reto wettach in innovative interfaces, physical interaction design.
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What a product: a beer mug, which reminds you that your beer is nearly gone. Buy here
Reminds me of the project by Andreas Butz and Michael Schmitz: They invented a ubiquitous beer mat (Bierdeckel), which would automatically order the next beer. Butz and Schmitz are suggesting a gesture to order beer: “picking up the mat and flapping it with the hand, can be used to signal another order to the waiting staff. The amplitude of the acceleration sensor data can be understood as the urgency of the order and by simultaneous manipulation of several mats (shaking a stack of them in one hand) also the number of ordered drinks can be ex-pressed.

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