Called Taste the TV, this device uses a carousel of 10 flavor canisters that are combined and sprayed to create the taste of a particular food.
A Japanese professor has developed a lickable TV screen prototype that can mimic the taste of food. This is another step towards creating a multi-sensory viewing experience.
Professor Yoshiaki Miyashita of Meiji University said on Thursday that in the days of Covid-19, this kind of technology could enhance the way people connect and interact with the outside world.
“The goal is to give you the experience of eating at a restaurant on the other side of the world, even at home,” says Miyashita.
Called Taste the TV (TTTV), this device uses a carousel of 10 flavor canisters that are combined and sprayed to create the taste of a particular food.
The flavor sample is then wrapped around a hygienic film on a flat TV screen for the viewer to try.
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Miyashita said he had prototyped the TTTV himself over the past year and that it would cost about $ 875 to create a commercial version.
Potential applications include distance learning for sommeliers and cooks, tasting games and quizzes.
Miyashita is also discussing using his spraying technology in applications such as devices that can apply pizza and chocolate flavors to slices of toasted bread.
He also wants to create a platform that users can enjoy by downloading tastes from around the world, like music today.
Flavor related devices
Miyashita has worked with a team of about 30 students to manufacture a variety of flavor-related devices, such as forks that enrich the taste of food.
A Meiji student demonstrated TTTV for a reporter and told him that he wanted to taste sweet chocolate.
After several attempts, automatic voice repeated the order and flavor jet sprayed the sample onto the plastic sheet.
“It’s like milk chocolate,” she said. “It’s as sweet as chocolate sauce.”
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