Researchers from Japan have developed electric chopsticks to tailor fit the salty taste of a person. This could possibly be a game-changer for those who need to reduce their sodium intake.

Meiji University professor Homei Miyashita and beverage company Kirin Holdings Co. co-developed the product which could enhance the taste through the use of electrical stimulation and a mini-computer worn on a wristband.

The computerized chopstick uses electrical currents to transmit the sodium ions from the food to the chopsticks, thereafter to the mouth.

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Miyashita said that the results include the enhancement of the taste up to 1.5 times.

The Japanese researcher is also known for the development of the lickable TV screen which can imitate many flavors of food. It can be said that Miyashita is known for the creation of interactive sensory experiences in food and technology.

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The inspiration for the taste-enhancing chopsticks is to alarm Japanese residents about their salt consumption, which is twice the amount recommended by the WHO (World Health Organization).

Source: Reuters

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