Have you ever found yourself watching a cooking show or browsing perfect dishes on Insta and thinking that something was seriously missing here? “
Here, to alleviate your sensory deprivation, “Taste the TV” (TTTV), a lickable TV screen prototype that can mimic a multitude of different flavors.
You just have to tell the device which food you want to taste and moments later a transparent film with liquid droplets slides across a screen showing your chosen food.
The device, designed by Professor Homei Miyashita of Meiji University in Japan, uses a carousel of 10 flavor boxes that vaporize in combination to create the taste of a particular food.
According to Miyashita, the flavors of all types of food can be broken down into 10 basic tastes such as salty, sour, sweet, bitter, spicy, and salty. The machine is programmed with “recipes” that allow it to create the taste of 20 types of food samples.
In terms of applications for her unusual invention, Miyashita envisions a platform where tastes from around the world can be distributed as âtaste contentâ.
âIt’s like watching a movie or listening to a song you like,â he explained.
âI hope that people in the future can download and enjoy the flavors of the food from the restaurants they love, no matter where they live in the future,â said Miyashita.