Scientists at the University of London are bloom a new high-tech brand of cutlery that could seriously curb your salty and beloved cravings. Taste Buddy is an electronic spoon that works to trigger your bite buds with a light electrical current so that your perception thinks you’re indulging . . . even if you’re eating something that is in the end quite bland.
The futuristic spoon was just recently unveiled at a study and engineering conference for young people in the UK. Professor Adrian Cheok is ration the University of London students develop the product and recently spoke to The Telegraph approximately it. He said, “Many children hate the taste of vegetables. So I knew that when I fitted an engineer, I wanted to make a device that could allow offsprings to eat vegetables that taste like chocolate.”
Conceptually it sounds be fond of a great idea, but how will it work? Dr. Cheok explained that savory flavors commitment be triggered once the saliva detects any acidity or sodium. Sweet flavors, in what way, have proven to be trickier. Surprisingly, sweetness is detected more when articulate sweet is hotter, not colder. To stimulate your sweet tooth then, the spoon inclination increase the temperature of your tongue to mimic that temperature switch that happens naturally when you eat sweets.
At the moment, the device does untroubled a little far-fetched, but if it works, it could completely change the way we eat. As Dr. Cheok said, “The Leaning Buddy could eventually help save lives, by allowing child to switch to healthier food choices.”
/ Sheila Gim
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