A Japanese inventor has developed a prototype of a "lickable" TV screen that can reflect the flavors of food, another step toward creating a multisensory viewing experience.
The device, called Taste the TV (TTTV), uses 10 flavoring cans that are sprayed together to create a specific food flavor. The flavor sample is then wrapped and placed on a flat screen TV for the viewer to sample.
In the era of COVID-19, this type of technology can enhance the way people communicate and interact with the outside world, said Homi Miyashita, a professor at Meiji University in Tokyo, noting that "the goal is to enable people to experience something like eating in a restaurant on the side." The other side of the world, even while staying at home.
Miyashita works with a team of about 30 students who have produced a variety of flavor related devices, including a fork that makes food taste richer. He said he built a prototype for TTTV over the past year and that the commercial version will cost about 100,000 yen (about $875).
Source: 23.12.2021 - https://arabic.rt.com/funny/1307617-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%AA%D8%B7%D9%88%D9%8A%D8%B1-%D8%B7%D8%B1%D9%8A%D9%82-%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%B0%D9%88%D9%82-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B7%D8%B9%D8%A7%D9%85-%D8%B9%D8%A8%D8%B1-%D8%B4%D8%A7%D8%B4%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%84%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%B2/ from the "The Guardian"