Integrated computerized sensory analysis
A computerized sensory analysis system, based on an IBM-PC compatible local area network, was developed. Panellist input was simplified through the use of a light pen and interactive questionnaire program. The system was integrated to allow preparation of descriptive, hedonic, triangle, structured and unstructured ballots; registration of panellists; collection of data; statistical analysis and report generation. The primary benefits are the simplicity of response for panellists, flexibility for the sensory analyst to design questionnaires and the elimination of time-consuming manual scoring and data manipulation involved in conventional sensory analysis.
Findlay, C.J., Gullett, E.A., & Genner, D. (1986). Integrated computerized sensory analysis. Journal of Sensory Studies, 1(3-4), 307-314. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-459X.1986.tb00180.x