World’s 1st Lickable TV Created: Lick The Screen To Get Taste Of Food Displayed!
Japanese are known for some bizarre innovations. The country has been home to some eccentric innovations such as the banana case, bubblewrap kitchen, chopstick fan, square watermelon, and what not. Keeping this innovative spirit of the Japanese, a Japanese professor has developed a TV which you can taste.
Japanese professor develops a TV screen which you can lick
You might have always wondered how a seemingly heavenly food on your favorite food show tastes. It seems like Japan might just have a solution for your quest. Recently, a Japanese professor has developed a prototype of a lickable TV screen, that allows for the flavor profiles of food to be created. You just need to lick the screen to experience the taste.
The device has been named Taste the TV (TTTV). It comes with 10 flavor canisters spraying a combination of flavors onto a plastic film that’s layered onto a flat-screen TV.
“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 University professor Homei Miyashita told sources.
Miyashita has also been in talks with companies about using his spray technology for applications like a device that can apply a pizza or chocolate taste to a slice of toasted bread.
TTTV’s prototype was built over the last year and a commercial version would cost about 100,000 yen (Approx. Rs 65,000) to produce.
Just like music, tastes can be downloaded in future
While envisaging the completely new future the professor said, “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,” Miyashita added. “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.”
According to the professor, this device might come in useful for budding sommeliers and chefs, who need to taste things while honing their craft but are disadvantaged because of remote learning.
Meiji university student Yuki Hou, 22, did a demonstration. She asked the machine to create a sweet chocolate taste. After that, the flavor canisters squirted a sample onto the plastic sheet attached to the screen.
“It’s kind of like milk chocolate, It’s sweet like a chocolate sauce,” Hou said, after licking the screen.