In Europe, They're Printing Pureed Food for Elderly Disphagia Sufferers

Initiative uses 3-D printing technology to produce real-looking and -tasting dishes now used in over a thousand German retirement homes.

The European Union is funding a consortium to help further develop 3D-printed "smoothfood" that uses pureed food to create a more appetizing-looking meal for elderly patients living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities who have trouble chewing and swallowing, reports Wired UK. Smoothfood, originally created by a company called Biozoon, looks and reportedly tastes like regular

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