1- DIGITAL TASTE SYNTHESIZER
Our inspiration is the DIGITAL TASTE SYNTHESIZER a work made by Nimesha Ranasinghe, an object that creates electronic taste sensations to explore the possibility of stimulating different taste sensations.
Goals of the reaserch
- To develop an ubiquitous electronic taste stimulating system using non-chemical methodologies
- To determine the parameters for stimulation (change of temperature, magnitude of current, and frequency)
- To determine the controllability and repeatability of generated taste sensations
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2- DIGITAL LOLLIPOP by Nimesha Ranasinghe (PhD Thesis)
Advisory Committee: Prof. Hideaki Nii, Prof. Ponnampalam Gopalakrishnakone, Prof. Adrian David Cheok, Prof. Ryohei Nakatsu
this object Digitally Stimulating the Sensation of Taste Through Electrical and Thermal Stimulation.
Digital Lollipop (Electric lollipop) utilizes electrical stimulation on the human tongue to simulate different taste sensations. At present, the system is capable of manipulating the properties of electric currents (magnitude, frequency, and polarity: inverse current) to formulate different stimuli. Currently, we are conducting experiments to analyze regional differences of the human tongue for electrical stimulation.
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3 – Eye Candy from the Sensory Plasticity project, USB Lolly
by Eyal Burstein (Israeli, born 1977), Michele Gauler (German, born 1973), Beta Tank (UK, est. 2007)
“Electrodes on the surface of Eye Candy transmit visual information (uploaded to the device via USB) through the tongue to the brain at the same frequency as the eyes send visual information. The mind decodes the taste of the sweet candy as vivid pictures.”