Can Exercise and Chocolate go hand in hand? – Presented by Rohit Ashok Khot, Exertion Games Lab, RMIT University

Can Exercise and Chocolate go hand in hand? – Presented by Rohit Ashok Khot, Exertion Games Lab, RMIT University at the 3D Foodprinting Conference Asia-Pacific Edition, 2 May 2017, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

A common perception about exercise and chocolate is that they do not complement one another. A healthy body should perform regular exercise and should not indulge in sweet temptations like chocolate. I break this perception by presenting a playful system called EdiPulse. EdiPulse translates self-monitored data from a physical activity into small 3D printed chocolate treats that come in moderate amount and offer playful reflections on one’s active life. Through EdiPulse, I underscore two emerging fields of interest: quantified self and food printing to inspire individuals towards achieving their fitness related goals.

About Rohit Ashok Khot
Dr. Rohit Ashok Khot is the Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Media and Comm. at RMIT University, Australia. Rohit investigates new playful ways of enriching our interactions with data using technologies like 3D printing and food printing

About Exertion Games Lab, RMIT University
The Exertion Games Lab researches the future of play and games in order to understand how to design better interactive experiences, in particular we focus on games that put the human body in the center of the experience.

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What, When, Where: The 3D Food Printing Conference Asia-Pacific Edition, May 02, 2017, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

The conference is supported by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA).

Scope: As with every 3D printing application, there is a lot of hype going on with 3D Food printing. Statements like ‘a 3D Food Printer in every home in 2 years time’ can be heard all the time. Also many start-ups introduce 3D Food printers and people can already now eat 3D printed dinners in restaurants, as it happened during the 2016 European edition of the 3D Food Printing Conference. The reality is that a lot of research and development needs to be done. The promises however are huge, both for professional and consumer markets.

For red meat, 3D printing represents an exciting opportunity to add value to current secondary cuts, trims and by products by developing “meat ink”. Furthermore, in the aged care sector there is a demand for food that is easier to chew and 3D printing provides an opportunity for the red meat industry to offer high protein meals that can be presented in various shapes and sizes, more appetizing that the classical pureed food.

There is a need for creation new business models to meet the demands of different markets who want personalized approaches to nutrients or textures, rather than the current whole muscle product.

The 3D Food Printing Conference will tackle all aspects of these new market opportunities and challenges.

Focus topics:

  • 3D Printing Technology for Value-Added Red Meat
  • Food components: protein, carbohydrates, and fats
  • Custom Nutrition
  • Food Design
  • New value chains
  • Hardware developments
  • Software developments
  • Business models

The 3D Food Printing Conference offers the attendee a platform on the crossroads of science, technology; business in 3D Food Printing. Share knowledge, learn from other professionals and start networking.

Target: Meat producers & meat processing companies | Suppliers to the food industry | Agricultural industry | Hardware / software suppliers | Food research institutions | Regulatory bodies | Trendwatchers | Investors

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