A team of researchers from Meiji University, a private research institution in Tokyo (Japan), has just designed a rather peculiar television that soon became a trend on social networks since it allows users to experience different flavors if they lick their screen.
According to Reuters, a well-known British news agency, this device is called Taste the TV (TTTV) and was developed by Homei Miyashita, who, together with 30 students from that higher education center, seek that users can savor a 4D sensory experience.
“The goal is to make it possible for people to experience something like eating at a restaurant on the other side of the world, even while staying at home,” Miyashita said. Although it is still a prototype, the commercial version would cost approximately 100,000 yen (US $ 875).
How does Taste the TV work?
According to the publication, this appliance uses a carousel of 10 flavor cans that are sprayed in combination to create the flavor of a particular food. The sample is rolled in hygienic film on the screen for the viewer to lick it off.
“Potential applications include distance learning for sommeliers and cooks, and tasting games and contests,” said this Japanese inventor who, during his long professional career, has developed several devices related to flavor, one of them is a fork that makes the food tastes richer.