Japanese Professor has invented a device, known as Taste-the-TV, it can let people taste something while sitting at home.
The TV screen has a hygienic film sprayed with ten canisters and is rolled over the TV screen for the viewer to lick.
The professor, named Homei Miyashita from Meiji University, said that the TV could help cooks who want to train remotely. If the device is made commercially, it would cost around $875.
Miyashita said that the goal is to make it possible for people to experience something similar to eating at a restaurant anywhere in the world, even while they are at home. Miyashita revealed that manufacturers offered him to add other applications of the technology, like adding more flavors.
The professor envisions a world wherein people can download content that they can taste. In the time of the pandemic, this type of technology could improve how people connect with others, according to Professor Miyashita. However, people wondered if, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the launch of Taste-the-TV would not be given the recognition that it deserves. Some even said they don’t believe the invention would be a hit because of the pandemic.
In the past, Miyashita and his students created a range of devices connected to taste. One of them includes a fork that makes food taste better and so much richer. The journalists were shown a demonstration on TV. She told the device that she wanted to taste chocolate after the order was sprayed on the hygienic film for her to lick. She reportedly said that it tasted like milk chocolate.