Smell-enhanced augmented reality food makes every meal a gourmet feast

We've seen the amazing augmented reality icing now possible with edible cookies, but one Japanese tinkerer has come up with a way to add an actual sense of flavor to the digitally enhanced cookies.

Tajuki Narumi and his colleagues at the University of Tokyo came up with a headset that projects various cookie textures onto the cookies while spraying the cookie's associated scents into the nose of the wearer. The combined effect essentially allows the wearer to consume the same cookies in reality, while his senses tell him that he's tasting a wide variety of ingredients. This technology should come in handy once we get those soylent green factories up and running.

Via New Scientist