Computerised chopsticks developed in Japan

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Japanese researchers have developed computerised chopsticks. The utensils have been created by the Meiji University professor Homei Miyashita and the beverage maker Kirin Holdings and enhance salty tastes through electrical stimulation and a mini-computer worn on a wristband and could help those who need to reduce the amount of sodium in their diet. Miyashita says that the device uses a weak electrical current to transmit sodium ions from food, through the chopsticks, to the mouth to create a sense of saltiness. The taste-enhancing chopsticks may be particularly useful in Japan – where the ave…

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