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Imagine going out with your friends or work colleagues for a cheeky cocktail but this time your drink is accompanied with a few electronics. This may be the way forward for drinking and a team from the National University of Singapore believe the Vocktail – virtual cocktail – is the next big thing in the drinking world.
The special interactive drink plays with the senses of the drinker, including sight, smell and taste. The interactive drink consists of a cocktail glass that fits nicely into a 3D-printed structure which contains all the electronics for multisensory stimulation. The electronics within the device aim to enhance the drinkers’ senses and create virtual flavors and also boost existing flavors.
Within the device, there are three scent cartridges and three micro air-pumps which provide the aroma of the drink which interacts with our smell and alters our perception of the taste of the beverage. The ‘smell chambers’, as the authors call it, are placed beneath the glass and takes about one second for the smell from the chamber to reach the drinker. On top of that, there are LEDs that are used to vary the color of the drink. And finally, the system also contains two silver electrodes on the rim of the ‘cup’ which stimulate the tongue in order to give salty, bitter or sweet tastes whilst consuming the drink. Different magnitudes of current are used to simulate the tongue for these flavors: 180 microamps for a sour taste, 40 microamps for a salty taste and then 80 microamps for a bitter taste.
This could be the future of drinking. Can you imagine the perks of this? You could be on a diet, so you pour water into this device, pull out your phone, create your desired tastes, aromas and colors and you could be drinking the tastiest drink ever with no calories consumed. And then you could share this drink with your friend so you could all experience the same wonderful tastes. It could also help us all drink our 8 glasses of water a day if you could make the water taste sweeter.
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A very fancy product. It can help in maintaining proper diet and obviously get your desired flavor, it’s like we are already in future. I think this is gonna make drinking hell of a fun. I would love to try it out for once at least.