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Now you can taste food in VR
    2016-11-09  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    If you have ever drooled at plates of perfectly presented food on Instagram, wondering what heavenly flavors they hold, technology could soon be the answer.

    Tokyo researchers are developing ways to enhance the experience of virtual food by using electrodes* to stimulate* the mouth and tongue. The approach could help to make virtual reality (VR) even more immersive*, enabling users to “eat” their way through cyberspace.

    With a flood of VR headsets making the technology more accessible, developers are racing to satisfy our desires, such as virtual art studios.

    But developing virtual food remains a challenge, with a sense of taste, smell and even what the food feels like in the mouth being crucial to the experience.

    Earlier this year, a group in Tokyo unveiled a prototype* for an electric fork which delivers small shocks to the tongue, stimulating taste receptors to boost saltiness. Now other groups have expanded the virtual repertoire to incorporate sweetness.

    Sitting down to a virtual banquet may still be some way off, but extending sensory stimulation is food for thought.(SD-Agencies)

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