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The lickable TV screen simulates food flavours!

The lickable TV screen simulates food flavours!

A Japanese researcher has created a prototype “lickable” TV screen that can simulate food flavours, according to Reuters, which adds that ten canisters spray flavour onto a “hygienic film” which is rolled over the screen for the viewer to lick.

Taste-the-TV, as it is called, could become a reality says Professor Homei Miyashita of Meiji University who hypothesised that it may be used to remotely teach cooks or sommeliers. He predicted that if the TV were built commercially, it would cost $875 (£735).

“The idea is to enable people to have the experience of something like eating at a restaurant on the other side of the planet while remaining at home,” he told Reuters.

He is said to be in talks with manufacturers about additional possible uses for the flavor-spraying technology, such as flavouring toast.