Taste-the-TV: Japanese professor develops lickable TV screen

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Reuters reported a lickable TV screen prototype that can mimic food flavors, called Taste-the-TV.

Taste-the-TV composed of ten canisters spray flavor onto a “hygienic film,” which is rolled over the screen for the viewer to lick.

This was developed by Professor Homei Miyashita of Meiji University, with the aim that it could be used to train cooks or sommeliers remotely. If made commercially, the TV would cost around USD875 or PHP44,000.

“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,” said the professor.

Currently, he is in talks with manufacturers about other possible applications of the flavor-spraying technology, such as adding flavors to toast.