Finally, Guitar Hero for Eating (Real) Food

August 8, 2013 | Andy Cush

This should be fun: Pixelate, an art-piece-cum-arcade game that’s billed as a “showdown to see who can eat the most food in the correct order” by its creators. Not virtual food, though–real food like bananas, kiwis and strawberries, really ingested by the players.

How does it work? Foods have particular electrical resistances, so using a specially designed fork and an Arduino, creators Sures Kumar and Lana Z Porter are able to transmit information about what foods players are chowing down on to the games’ brain. It could be an easy way to make eating healthy fun for kids.

“Pixelate gameifies the act of eating, challenging players to consider whether they think before they eat, or eat before they think,” writes Kumar on Vimeo.