A prototype TV screen has been developed in Japan that can mimic food flavors. This “lickable” screen can be used to train cooks or sommeliers remotely. It seems a world of downloadable “taste content” is going to be started.

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Professor Homei Miyashita of Meiji University discussed with manufacturers about the commercial production of the screen. He has estimated that the TV would cost $875. The professor also said that other possible applications of the flavor-spraying technology like adding flavors to toast should be considered.

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The professor mentioned, “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.”

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Earlier prof Miyashita and his students have produced some extraordinary devices related to taste. They invented a fork that can make food tastier. However, many people have criticized the initiative during this ongoing pandemic. One person on Twitter commented, “Very likely to make a breakthrough in times of corona :)” But Prof Miyashita said, “In the era of Covid-19, this kind of technology could enhance the way people connect with the outside world.”