A Japanese professor recently created a prototype television screen that can mimic food flavours. People will be able to smell food flavours while watching TV, according to Mothership. The new device has been dubbed ‘Taste the TV,’ or TTTV. Homei Miyashita, a professor at Tokyo’s Meiji University, invented the multi-sensory viewing device.
The device employs basic chemistry and combines pre-existing flavour profiles. The ‘Taste The TV’ device was created using ten flavour canisters that imitate the taste of food seen on the screen. The flavour sample is sprinkled on a hygienic film on a TV screen for people to try. The lickable TV screens can be used to create food taste samples for people, as well as for distance learning for cooks and the development of tasting games. You can watch the video here: