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Face electrodes let you taste and chew in virtual reality

by Victoria Turk, New Scientist

You’re having dinner in a virtual reality game. The banquet scene in front of you looks so real that your mouth is watering. Normally, you would be disappointed, but not this time. You approach the food, stick out your tongue – and taste the flavors on display. You move your jaw to chew – and feel the food’s texture between your teeth.

Experiments with “virtual food” use electronics to emulate the taste and feel of the real thing, even when there’s nothing in your mouth. This tech could add new sensory inputs to virtual reality or augment real-world dining experiences, especially for people with restricted diets or health issues that affect their ability to eat. Continue reading Face electrodes let you taste and chew in virtual reality