We all have grown up hearing that proper chewing of food is essential for proper digestion. An activity difficult for kids and the elderly! Normally with advancing age, teeth fall off and eating food, especially the hard food such as apples, nuts, etc., items becomes difficult.
Eating mashed food is not a tasty alternative as it deprives the elderly of the feel-good character associated with consuming regular meal.
Here is an amazing option for such people-a 3D printer delivering foods that almost melts in mouth-yes, literally!
Food Printer for the Aged-
Biozon, a German company has developed a world class and innovative food printer-The “seneoPro”. It works on the principle of molecular gastronomy and produces food identical to real food that can easily dissolve in the mouth on being consumed. This printer can print everything from starters to main courses to delicious desserts
With the aid of different sized-nozzles, the printer mixes liquefied food with gelatin agents and prints foods of different sizes and shapes. The final product is capable of providing similar satisfaction as your regular meal does. This food is easy to chew as it melts in your mouth cavity. Based upon an individual’s requirement, the food printer can infuse vitamins in the printed meals. This certainly is a blessing for all caregivers.
The food printer promises to be a boon for people suffering from dysphagia- a medical condition concerned with difficulty in swallowing.
Isn’t it a breakthrough in the field of nursing and geriatric care? Surely it is! No need to chew food any longer.