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👅Developing a way to taste food on TV : TTTV ? Lickflix?

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).


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