Chances are you’ve watched a cooking show and had your mouth watering with all those delicious dishes you saw. If it is up to professor Homei Miyashita, that time will soon be over. The Japanese professor has developed a ‘lickable’ TV screen that can mimic the taste of dishes on the screen.
Yes, you read that right. The best man has developed a prototype television screen that can produce any desired flavour. The device, called Taste the TV (TTTV), contains ten tubes with different liquids that spray a combination of these on the screen so that people can taste what they see on TV. “The goal is to let people experience what it’s like to eat at a restaurant on the other side of the world,” said Miyashita.
In addition, the professor from Meiji University is thinking about a platform where chefs can create so-called ‘trial content’. “It’s like listening to your favourite song or watching your favourite movie. I hope in the future people will be able to download their favourite flavours from restaurants where they would like to eat, no matter where they are.”
Miyashita says that he produced the prototype of the TTTV all by himself and that the production costs of a commercial variant would be about 800 euros. Unfortunately, it is still unknown when people worldwide will be able to lick their most beloved flavours off the screen.
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