The US Army is carrying out scientific research to provide personalized food for their soldiers. According to a food technologist leading the team at the Army’s Natick research center, a sensor installed in soldiers’ bodies could detect their specific dietary needs. This sensor would be interfaced with a food 3D printer, in order to produce customized meals.
Our technology can collect the personal profile of soldiers, genetics, lactose intolerance or a gene presence that may trigger it, diabetes, and physical activity over the last seven days, to make the recovery snack.
It can be very useful to make softer meals for people with chewing or digestion problems, especially elders. In addition, medicine can be presented in the shape of yummy food, instead of pills or powder; it can be helpful in other fields, as well. 3D printed food may also represent a hope for the world hunger crisis in the future. That is why cooking robots could be more and more popular in the future.