The Japanese researcher has made a TV whose screen allows the user to taste different flavors. The purpose of producing this display is to realize the experience of tasting food beyond the land borders.
Imagine a restaurant on the other side of the globe cooking food and a user on the other side of the globe can taste it by licking the screen of the device at home.
Ten different flavors are sprayed on the screen so that the viewer can recognize their taste. Professor Hummy Miyashita of Meiji University says the TV can be used to train chefs remotely. If the TV goes into commercial production, it will probably be priced at $ 875. The purpose of this TV is to realize an experience such as eating in a restaurant on the other side of the world while the person is sitting at home.
Professor Miyashita is in talks with companies to discuss possible applications of the new technology and the taste experience at home. He imagines a world in which tastes can be downloaded. In addition, Professor Miyashita thinks that during the Covid-19 epidemic, this technology could be a way for people to connect with the outside world.
However, people reacted to the news on Twitter, and some say they do not think the technology will be a breakthrough in the Corona era.
In the past, Professor Miyashita and his students have developed devices that can recreate flavors, one of which is a fork that can enhance the taste of food. Students showed prototypes of these devices to some journalists. One of them was a machine that when a student told me I wanted “sweet chocolate”, a substance was sprayed on a plastic film that tasted like milk chocolate.