Japanese Professor Invents Lickable TV Screen that Imitates Food Flavours

Japanese Professor Invents Lickable TV Screen that Imitates Food Flavours

  • Japanese Professor Homei Miyashita has created a TV screen meant to be licked so as to taste different flavours
  • The product, called Taste-the-TV, is still a prototype and could cost KSh 99,000 should it go into production
  • The scholar said he envisions a world whereby people could download any flavour and taste it

A prototype TV screen that can be licked to taste different food flavours has been developed.

A product named Taste-the-TV.
A woman tries out a TV screen that can be licked to taste different flavours has been invented. Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon via Reuters.
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Tasting flavours on TV screen

The product, dubbed Taste-the-TV, was developed by Professor Homei Miyashita of Meiji University in Japan.

Reuters reports that the TV features ten canisters with flavour applied to a film which is then placed over the screen so the viewer can lick it.

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If made commercial, the TV would cost about N360,000.

“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," he told the publication.

The professor said he envisages a world of downloadable "taste content".

Miyashita further said that during the Covid-19 period, such technology could enhance the way people connect.

Netizens react

The invention caught the attention of many netizens, who reacted to it by writing:


“Is this meant for the visually impaired when watching cooking shows or something more adult?"


“The start of the new pandemic was traced to a lickable television screen.”


“My television screens have always been lickable. They taste like TV.”


“It's highly likely that this invention will get abused.”

Nigerian boy invents manual ATM

Like a little boy from Imo state did, another young Nigerian boy has built a manually operated ATM.

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The boy's invention was spotted somewhere in Auchi, Edo state.

In a video shared by Instablog9ja on Instagram, the boy inserted a paper fashioned into a card into an opening in the local ATM. This was after he had pressed some command buttons on the machine.

He then makes a continuous, up and down movement at another opening in the middle of the ATM and new mints fall out. The boy then repeats the process.

Source: Legit.ng

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