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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