Taste the TV (TTTV) – UPSC Prelims

Taste the TV(TTTV):
  • Taste the TV(TTTV) is a prototype lickable TV screen that can imitate food flavours.
  • The TV uses a carousel (device that rotates) of 10 flavour canisters (metal container) that spray in combination to create the taste of a particular food.
  • The flavour sample is then rolled on hygienic film over a flat TV screen for the viewer to try.
  • What are the applications of this discovery? The device could potentially be used to impart distance learning to chefs and as well as interactive quizzes and games involving food.  It would also be useful in the post-COVID era, as people could taste restaurant food from the comfort of their own homes and television screens.