Eating is a fundamental part of human life and is, more than anything, a social activity. A new field, known as Computational Commensality has been created to computationally address various social aspects of food and eating. This paper illustrates a study on remote dining we conducted online in May 2021. To better understand this phenomenon, known as Digital Commensality, we recorded 11 pairs of friends sharing a meal online through a videoconferencing app. In the videos, participants consume a plate of pasta while chatting with a friend or a family member. After the remote dinner, participants were asked to fill in the Digital Commensality questionnaire, a validated questionnaire assessing the effects of remote commensal experiences, and provide their opinions on the shortcomings of currently available technologies. Besides presenting the study, the paper introduces the first Digital Commensality Data-set, containing videos, facial landmarks, quantitative and qualitative responses. After surveying multimodal data-sets and corpora that we could exploit to understand commensal behavior, we comment on the feasibility of using remote meals as a source to build data-sets to investigate commensal behavior. Finally, we explore possible future research directions emerging from our results.

What's on your plate? Collecting multimodal data to understand commensal behavior / Ceccaldi, Eleonora; Niewiadomski, Radoslaw; Mancini, Maurizio; Volpe, Gualtiero. - In: FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 1664-1078. - 13:(2022). [10.3389/fpsyg.2022.911000]

What's on your plate? Collecting multimodal data to understand commensal behavior

Ceccaldi, Eleonora;Niewiadomski, Radoslaw;
2022-01-01

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Eating is a fundamental part of human life and is, more than anything, a social activity. A new field, known as Computational Commensality has been created to computationally address various social aspects of food and eating. This paper illustrates a study on remote dining we conducted online in May 2021. To better understand this phenomenon, known as Digital Commensality, we recorded 11 pairs of friends sharing a meal online through a videoconferencing app. In the videos, participants consume a plate of pasta while chatting with a friend or a family member. After the remote dinner, participants were asked to fill in the Digital Commensality questionnaire, a validated questionnaire assessing the effects of remote commensal experiences, and provide their opinions on the shortcomings of currently available technologies. Besides presenting the study, the paper introduces the first Digital Commensality Data-set, containing videos, facial landmarks, quantitative and qualitative responses. After surveying multimodal data-sets and corpora that we could exploit to understand commensal behavior, we comment on the feasibility of using remote meals as a source to build data-sets to investigate commensal behavior. Finally, we explore possible future research directions emerging from our results.
2022
Ceccaldi, Eleonora; Niewiadomski, Radoslaw; Mancini, Maurizio; Volpe, Gualtiero
What's on your plate? Collecting multimodal data to understand commensal behavior / Ceccaldi, Eleonora; Niewiadomski, Radoslaw; Mancini, Maurizio; Volpe, Gualtiero. - In: FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 1664-1078. - 13:(2022). [10.3389/fpsyg.2022.911000]
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