Germany turns to 3D printed food to help those who can’t swallow

See that meal up there? All of it was crafted on a 3D printer. Smoothfood is a project designed to provide better meals for both the elderly and sufferers of dysphagia – an inability to swallow food.

The process requires freshly-cooked ingredients to be pulped like baby food, before being mixed with a secret additive mix and regurgitated by a modified Foodjet 3D printer.

The meal looks, and even apparently tastes, the same as it did before the process, but simply melts in the mouth instead of choking whoever would eat it. Smoothfood can currently create meals with Cauliflower, Peas, Chicken, Pork, Potatoes and Pasta, with more foodstuffs coming at some point in the future.

We’re slightly nervous that we’re going to have to try some of this at a forthcoming trade show, so let’s hope it’s all as tasty as its creators claim.

 

Source: Engadget - Read the full article here

Author: Daily Tech Whip

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