Introducing here's the 'Taste Buddy,' an electronic device designed to help improve the taste and help person's appetite. The researchers from City University London have developed a prototype that can improve the taste of your tongue.
This device consists of a two-centimeter-sized instrument attached to the processing device. By simply placing the device on one's tongue, the device can stimulate appetite and changing the tastes through thermal and electrical signals.
|Professor Adrian Cheok playing around with the latest prototype of the 'Taste Buddy.' (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ezgW0)|
"Something that started as a fun engineering experiment has now led to something much more interesting with the potential to generate a positive impact," said the lead researcher Professor Adrian Cheok, a professor of computing at City University London in a statement.
"The Taste Buddy is a remarkable result of skilled science and engineering that work in conjunction with something fun. And finally the Taste Buddy may ultimately help rescue someone's life, by allowing someone to turn to in a healthy diet that may not fit on the everyone tongues," he added.
|The latest prototype of the 'Taste Buddy.' (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ezgW0)|
Currently, the device only stimulate the sweet or salty tastes. However, the team hope in the near future they can provide a better device and can embrace all the flavors and tastes. They even predict these tools may eventually make taste of a piece of tofu like a steak for example.
This is just a beginning of a big plan belongs Cheok and his team, they estimate this type of technology could be available much in the next 20 years and can be installed throughout everyday appliances, such as cutlery, cups, and cans. Bon appetit..! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | IFLSCIENCE]
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