A Japanese professor has created a prototype of a lickable TV screen, that enables the flavor profiles of food to be created. With this new device, all one requires to taste the food on the display is lick the screen.
The Lickable TV Screen Device is Called ‘Taste the TV (TTTV)’
The device entailing a lickable TV screen is called Taste the TV (TTTV) that comprises 10 flavor canisters spraying a variety of flavors onto a plastic film that’s spread out onto a flat-screen TV, in an attempt to replicate food flavors. “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,” stated Meiji University professor Homei Miyashita about the new lickable TV screen.
“I’m thinking of making a platform where tastes from all over the world can be distributed as ‘taste content.’ It’s the same as watching a movie or listening to a song that you like,” the Japanese professor, Miyashita continued. “I hope people can, in the future, download and enjoy the flavors of the food from the restaurants they fancy, regardless of where they are based in the future.”
The New Device Can be a Practicing Means for New Chefs
The Japanese professor also added that the lickable TV screen device might come in practical for developing sommeliers and culinarians — who require to taste things while sharpening their skills but are disadvantaged because of remote learning. Meiji university student Yuki Hou, 22, did a demonstration of the device, telling the device that she wanted to taste sweet chocolate — after which the flavor canisters sprayed a sample onto the plastic sheet connected to the screen.
“It’s kind of like milk chocolate,” Hou said, after licking the screen. “It’s sweet like a chocolate sauce,” the Japanese professor also told that he built the prototype over the last year. He evaluated that if a commercial version were to be created, it would cost $875 to build the device.