Diabetics will now be able to drink a beverage without any sugar but it will still taste sweet to them, thanks to new smart utensils that can mimic flavours.

All they have to do is choose a setting on the smart cup, spoon or chopsticks, and the user can taste flavours such as bitter, sweet and sour – and select the intensity they prefer – with the help of electrical pulses.

The settings – for instance, “Sour Level 2” – can be saved and transmitted by social media or text message to someone else, and they can taste the same sensation.

Source: NUS team’s smart utensils that can mimic flavour among innovations at One North fest, Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

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Breathing air is a liberating experience. It freed our ancestors from the constraints of staying wet or having to remain within easy reach of water for refuge, respiration or reproduction. But the biggest change it made in our lives was to expose us to a whole new range of sensory experience.

— Lyall Watson