Cup-le: A cup-shaped device for conversational experiment

Yusuke Hayashi, Yuichi Itoh, Kazuki Takashima, Kazuyuki Fujita, Kosuke Nakajima, Ikuo Daibo, Takao Onoye

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We propose a cup-shaped device called Cup-le for conversational experiment. Cup-le has various sensors to record participants' nonverbal behavior such as utterance. Cup-le saves the work of attaching sensors. Also, since Cup-le appears cup-shaped, it can sense without being aware of the sensor unlike conventional wearable sensors. Moreover, by attaching touch display, Cup-le can show information and can be operated. In this conversational experiment, we use the input-output as method to have a questionnaire during the experiment and capture participants' impression for their conversation. We conducted real conversational experiment with Cup-le, and we confirmed that Cup-le supported sufficiently the experiment without affecting their impression.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Virtual Reality Conference 2012, VR 2012 - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event19th IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, VR 2012 - Costa Mesa, CA, United States
Duration: 2012 Mar 42012 Mar 8

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Virtual Reality


Other19th IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, VR 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCosta Mesa, CA


  • Unconcious
  • cup-shaped device
  • non-intrusive interfaces
  • nonverbal cue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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