- Professor Homei Miyashita from Meiji University in Tokyo, Japan has developed a great advancement in multisensory technology
- Miyashita and his team created the Taste the TV screen which allows viewers to lick the screen and taste the food displayed
- The device was developed in response to Covid-19 and is equipped with a replaceable hygienic film
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TOKYO - Professor Homei Miyashita from Meiji University in Tokyo, Japan has developed a screen that allows users to lick it and taste food flavours. This is an advancement in multisensory viewing.
The screen is called Taste the TV (TTTV) and contains 10 different flavour profiles which can be combined to mimic the taste of a dish or food item that is displayed on the screen. The food's flavour will be released onto the film over the screen, which users can lick.
“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,” Professor Miyashita said.
The future of the TTTV device worldwide
According to TimesLIVE, Miyashita and his 30 students have worked on various multisensory objects in the food sector. An example of this is a fork they developed which deepens the flavour of foods eaten with it.
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Miyashita said that the production cost of the TTTV is the equivalent of R13,777 each. The device can be used to remotely train chefs, play tasting games, hold menu tastings remotely, and try new foods in a Covid-friendly manner as the hygienic film on the screen can be replaced between uses.
The team's next venture is to find a way to create layers of flavour, such as making it possible for users of the TTTV to experience a spread being layered over a piece of bread, The Sowetan reports.
Reactions to the TTTV technology
"Some inventions should just pass as they make no practical sense."
"You must be desperate to go and lick your screen."
"While we battle Covid-19, these types of inventions just seem a bit pointless!"
"So we will be a sucking screens in the next coming months! Where are we heading too?"
Wandile Zwane said:
So now people will be licking their televisions? Will be weird seeing it happen.
Drinking contaminated water prompts rural boy to invent decontamination tech
In tech news, Briefly News reported previously on a local story where with slightly discoloured teeth from drinking salty communal water from boreholes in rural Botlokwa, near Polokwane, a young man is focusing his university studies on trying to decontaminate water that feeds residents of Mzansi’s capital Pretoria.
The 22-year-old hopes his research project has the potential for the whole world. As part of his studies at the University of Limpopo (UL), Phuti Mokgehle has innovated a technology using clinoptilolite that gets rid of ammonia from water that flows to Wallmansthal Water Purification Plant to feed residents under Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality.
Upon completion of his four-year Honours degree in water and sanitation sciences this year Mokgehle will join the Department of Water and Sanitation graduate programme, to start his “journey of decontaminating drinking water for the nation.”
Source: Briefly News