The cities of Halmstad and Helsingborg to test 3D-printed food in elderly care homes
The idea behind the project is to stimulate residents' appetites by making puréed food look like the real thing
- March 12, 2019 19:30, 810 impressions
- Olya Georgieva
Sweden ranks among the world's top three most innovative countries every year. This is proven by the newest project conducted in two of the Swedish municipalities. The cities of Halmstad and Helsingborg will test a new technique of 3D-printed food in elderly care homes. The project is currently in the pre-study phase, with the first trial meals expected to be served up by the end of this year.
Puréed food is a necessity for many older people who have difficulties chewing and swallowing, but it can often look unappetizing. Because of these, people with these medical conditions often end up not eating enough food. The idea is to create food that looks as identical to the normal food as possible, but to be with different consistency. Another part of the project will be developing recipes adapted to individuals, taking into account dietary requirements or food preferences.