Japanese professor invents lickable TV screen with different food flavours

A Japanese professor, Homei Miyashita of Meiji has developed a prototype TV screen that can be licked to taste different food flavours.

The product, dubbed Taste-the-TV, was developed by at the University in Japan, and it gives a near perfect replication of the taste of different foods.

Reuters reports that the TV features ten canisters with flavour applied to a film which is then placed over the screen so the viewer can lick it. If made commercial, the TV would cost about N360,000.

“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,” Meiji told the publication.

The professor said he envisages a world of downloadable “taste content”.

Miyashita further said that during the Covid-19 period, such technology could enhance the way people connect.

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