Tajuki Narumi and his team at the University of Tokyo have created a headset that uses augmented reality and a special scent spray to enable plain foods to taste like something delicious.
For example, a plain cookie stamped with a augment symbol tells the spray headset which smells to spray, for instance almonds. The users then takes a bite of the cookie but the taste is of almonds not just plain. Watch the video to see the tests for yourself after the jump.
The combination of smell and visual texture combine to fool the user’s sense of taste into thinking they are eating a flavoured cookie instead of the plain one.