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TASTE THE TV (TTTV)            

27th December, 2021 Science and Technology

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  • A Japanese professor has developed a prototype lickable TV screen that can imitate food flavours, another step towards creating a multi-sensory viewing experience.
  • Multisensory technologies, are technologies that are designed to stimulate the human senses, allow researchers to control the different inputs that accompany a given multisensory flavor, or food experience.



  • The device, called Taste the TV (TTTV), uses a carousel of 10 flavour canisters that spray in combination to create the taste of a particular food.
  • The flavour sample then rolls on hygienic film over a flat TV screen for the viewer to try.
  • Application: Potential applications include distance learning for sommeliers and cooks, and tasting games and quizzes.
  • Goal: 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.



  • In the COVID-19 era, this kind of technology can enhance the way people connect and interact with the outside world.