Digital tasting

Have you ever imagined tasting the food in a television show? Have you ever imagined sending the taste of your glass of wine instantly to your friend in overseas?

The workshop facilitator

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A lady trying out the remote tasting test

Nimesha Ranaisinghe, a PhD from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS) will be conducting a workshop that will showcase his research area of digital simulation of taste and smell sensations, engineering innovative solutions for multisensory interactions, human-computer interaction, augmented reality, and embedded systems.

The workshop

Nimesha shared that he will introduce the digital taste technology, which stimulates taste sensations electronically without chemicals on the tongue. He will demonstrate how the technology works, and get participants to try designing different taste sensations using an electronic device and a computer, and ask them to compare these tastes with the natural sensations such as lemon or salt. Participants, who are preferred to be 18 years and above, will also be asked to imagine the possibilities that could come out of such a technology.

Nimesha shared that he likes sharing new findings with public rather than limiting it to the scientific society. Hence, he would like to share the findings through the workshop, and invite participants to criticise, construct and help him improve the technology from the current stage. If you would like to read more about his work, check out his website here.

Nimesha’s workshop will be conducted on 28 July, 12.15pm to 1.45pm at Colony Room, SCAPE. Are you game enough to give it a try? Click here to pre-register.

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