SINGAPORE, Singapore (Reuters) — Researchers in Singapore say they’ve devised a means to make use of electrodes and sensors to imitate the flavour and coloration of a beverage.
The staff working at NUS-Keio CUTE Center, a joint collaboration between Keio University and National University of Singapore, selected the bitter style of lemonade for his or her prototype.
To begin with a sensor is dipped into a glass of actual lemonade and the PH worth is then remotely transmitted to electrode strips operating alongside the highest of a glass of water.
An RGB coloration sensor captures the colour of the drink, with LED lights on the glass replicating the unique coloration.
An individual then runs their tongue over the strip whereas taking a sip of the water, recreating the lemonade style.
“We often have these experiences, like, we try to drink some beverages in a bar, and we often recall a friend’s name, or my wife’s name, or my dad’s name, thinking, ‘oh if I can send this beverage to my loved one that will be great, right, they will love it too,” stated Nimesha Ranasinghe, lead researcher on the challenge which goals to permit folks to ship the flavour over the web to buddies.
Ranasinghe additionally added that the machine will assist individuals who wish to decrease their calorie consumption as they’ll expertise a selected style with out having to devour the beverage.
“Later, we realized we can even help the people who want to cut down their calorie intake. If he’s craving for a lemonade, if he can have a virtual lemonade, he can get the same experience, but zero calories,” he stated.
A style check was put to 2 college college students in entrance of a Reuters reporter. While the concept was welcomed, they stated the design of the water tumbler wanted some enchancment.
“I think it’s definitely the way the tongue touches the cup, because no-one would sub-consciously or consciously put their tongue onto the electrode, and then drink the water, so it has to be something that is very natural, and how you’d drink straight from the cup, that’s definitely one area,” stated pupil, Genevieve Low.
Ranasinghe went on so as to add that the lemonade experiment is the staff’s first prototype and he feels assured folks will likely be ingesting and sharing ‘virtual lemonade’ sooner or later.