Role of 3D printed foods for dysphagia sufferers – Presented by Dr Aarti Tobin, Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Role of 3D printed foods for dysphagia sufferers – Presented by Dr Aarti Tobin, Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) at the 3D Foodprinting Conference Asia-Pacific Edition, 2 May 2017, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Australia like the rest of the developed world has an aging population, hence age related issues like difficulties in chewing and swallowing food (dysphagia), loss of appetite, reduced palatability etc., will continue to increase. Currently dysphagia sufferers are fed either minced or pureed foods based on the severity of their swallowing disorder, and these foods are served using an ice cream scoop, which does not look appealing. This presentation will higlight how 3D printing of foods could improve the visual appeal and nutrient density of foods for dysphagia, as well as the challenges with printing such foods. Continue reading “Role of 3D printed foods for dysphagia sufferers – Presented by Dr Aarti Tobin, Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)”