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Technology Brings 3-D Images to Food Menus 2017-12-2956357

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It is not always easy to know what food to order at restaurants.But a new company in New York is hoping to help. The company offers menu items in augmented reality.The technology places computer-generated images into the user’s view of the real world.
在餐厅点餐,人们总是不知道点的是什么。但纽约一家新公司希望能提供帮助。该公司提供扩增实境的菜单项目。该技术让用户在现实世界能够看到计算机生成的图片。
At Vino Levantino wine bar in New York City, the desserts are tasty but many visitors may have never heard of them.
纽约市的维诺·黎凡提诺葡萄酒吧的甜点非常好吃,但是很多游客并没有听说过。
“We have a few desserts that are not usual ... or people (are) not familiar with them.Like we have the kadaif, I mean, not everyone knows what’s kadaif.”
“我们有一些不常见的甜点,或是人们不熟悉的甜点。就像我们有中东炸粉,我的意思是,不是每个人都知道中东炸粉是什么。”
Instead of explaining the traditional Middle Eastern sweet to restaurant visitors, owner Haim Amit shows them.
店长海姆·阿密特并没有向客人解释传统的中东美食,而是转而向他们展示。
The Kabaq augmented reality application displays models of the desserts in 3-D on an iPad.Customers at each table use an iPad to explore the desserts.
扩增实境应用Kabaq在iPad上显示三维甜点模型。每张桌子的顾客都可使用iPad来探索甜点。
Alper Guler is the founder of Kabaq.
阿尔博·古尔是Kabaq的创始人。
“Humans are visual creatures, and we are creating really realistic 3-D food models.”
“人类是视觉生物,我们正在创造真实的三维食物模型。”
The technology company is helping diners decide what to eat and making traditional menus more modern.
该技术公司正在帮助食客决定吃什么,使传统的菜单更现代化。
Guler and his team visit restaurants to capture 3-D images of dishes.They place dishes on a turning table inside a photo box and the camera scans the dishes from all sides.
Guler和他的团队访问餐厅,以捕捉菜肴的3D图像。他们将餐具放在照片盒内的转台上,相机从四面八方扫描菜肴。
“We have special equipment that stands here, shooting a bunch of pictures at the same time.So, turntable turns, our system takes all the pictures along the way.And we go back to our office and basically start processing all of these images.”
“我们有专门的设备,同时拍摄一堆照片。所以,转盘转动,我们的系统一路拍摄所有的照片。我们回到办公室,就开始处理所有这些图像。
For their services, Kabaq charges $99-$199 per month.
对于他们的服务,Kabaq每月收费99- 199美元。
Amit says the technology is not only increasing profits at his restaurant but offering customers a special experience.
阿密特说,这项技术为他的餐厅增加利润,而且为客户提供了一个特殊的体验。
“It’s not just the sale, the sales grow like about 22 percent overall in average, but the experience with the customers is different – they don’t expect it and they really like it.”
“这不仅仅是销售,销售总体平均增长约22%,但客户的经验是不同的 - 他们意想不到,他们真的喜欢它。
Amit says he has noticed how excited his customers are about it.
阿米特说他已经注意到他的顾客是多么兴奋。
“They’re surprised that we come with something digital, it’s almost like a toy,” Amit said.
阿密特说:“我们惊讶于数字化的东西,就像玩具一样。”
“It’s so funny; it’s like you have the whole plate in front of you. It’s amazing.”
“这很有趣,就像你面前有一整个盘子一样,太棒了。
Mike Cadoux is Kabaq’s head of sales and partnerships. He said that seeing the different foods can greatly influence a customer.
麦克·卡杜是Kabaq的销售和合作伙伴。他说,看到不同的食物会对客户产生很大的影响。
“If I was going to get the $17 pasta, but I see the $28 steak and it looks amazing, (and) I go for the $28 steak,” he said. “That’s a huge value to so many restaurants up and down the street.”
他说:“如果我要买17美元的意大利面,但是我看到28美元的牛排,而且看上去很棒,那么我会选择28美元的牛排。”他说。“对于这么多餐厅来说,这是一个巨大的价值“。
3-D scanning technology is becoming a good option for people excited about food, often called foodies.
三维扫描正在成为那些为食物而兴奋的美食家的好选择。
Artist Romain Rouffet used 3-D scanning to create a 3-D recipe for banoffee pie.Users can change the view sizes on all sides.The resulting video may signal the kinds of augmented reality developments soon to come.
艺术家罗曼·鲁菲使用三维扫描技术为香蕉太妃派创建了一个三维配方。用户可以在各个方面更改视图大小。由此产生的视频可能标志着即将到来的各种扩增实境的发展。
I’m Alice Bryant.
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