Imagine a television that can emit evocative aroma of exotic food items shown in a cookery show. Well, your fantasy could soon be a reality.

Japanese scientists have developed a ” Smell-O-Vision” TV which they say could emit the exact smell of the picture on display.

The TV, according to scientists , will release a candy floss smell when the image shows a fairground and can even emit the briny scent of the seaside when people look at their holiday photos.

The technology used in the television makes printers to spray small amounts of scent rather than ink, the Telegraph reported.

“We are using the ink-jet printer’s ability to eject tiny pulses of material to achieve precise control ,” said lead researcher Kenichi Okada of Keio University, Tokyo . The Japanese team adapted a Canon printer to squirt four “ingredient” scents and managed to get hints of mint, grapefruit, cinnamon , lavender, apple and vanilla , for a fraction of a second.

Via Times of India