Would you like to try what you see on the screen? Would you like to “taste” another culinary temptation from Gordon Ramsey while watching him patronize, or would you like to try a new carbonated drink that is being advertised to you? Well, it’s already possible.
Homei Miyashita, a professor at Meiji University, presented “Taste the TV” – a TV prototype that you can lick to feel the taste of everything on the screen, it is clear from Reuters video. The prototype sends electrical signals to up to 10 cans of fragrances to create unique sprays that are applied to a thin film coating on the surface of the device. Everything is completely hygienic, says the inventor.
The device it reports ASCII, has been under development for some time. Miyashita spoke publicly about the basic concept of a “taste synthesizer” in the spring of 2020, and in October of that year offered an early “look” at his invention.
We might be astonished and startled if we were going to lick the TV in the middle of a show, but Miyashita doesn’t imagine the function of being an element of home consumer screens, even if it’s 3D TVs. Instead, he envisions “licking” screens as a tool for chefs and sommelier.
The professor even hoped to build a platform where different tastes could be downloaded, such as songs or videos. This can help with tasting recipes from around the world. Um, of course, yes, I know this, why it’s something known in advance.
Miyashita worked on the prototype for about a year. According to him, the production of a ready-to-deliver version will cost the equivalent of 875 dollars.