A Japanese research scientist has developed a prototype lickable TV screen that can resemble food flavours. It sets the stage for a multi-sensory viewing experience.
Taste the TV (TTTV) is a device that utilizes a carousel of 10 flavour canisters that spray in combination to mimic the taste of a certain cuisine. The flavour sample is then spread on sanitary film and placed in front of a flat TV screen. Which can then be tried by the viewer.
Meiji University professor Homei Miyashita.
” The goal is to make it possible for people to have the experience of something like eating at a restaurant on the other side of the world, even while staying at home”
Miyashita collaborates with a group of about 30 students in order to create a variety of flavour-related equipment, such as a fork that enhances the flavour of food. He said that he built the TTTV prototype himself over the course of a year. That a commercial version would cost around 100,000 yen ($875) to manufacture.