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3D Printing Foods With Complex Designs Can Trick Diners Into Eating Less While Still Feeling Full

3D Printing Foods With Complex Designs Can Trick Diners Into Eating Less While Still Feeling Full

Written by David

March 27, 2020

The killer app for 3D printers might have nothing to do with quickly churning out complex parts to speed up manufacturing. 3D-printed food is promising to revolutionise the culinary experience, and by making tweaks to a meal’s printed structure, researchers have found ways to make diners feel more full while they eat less.

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The research, conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s CSAIL HCI (human-computer interface) Engineering group , builds on previous studies about how humans perceive food and how it can alter their feeling of satiety. By changing the shape, size, or presentation of food – like cutting it into larger pieces so it appears to take up more room on a plate – it can make someone eating a smaller portion size feel just as full as they would with a more larger serving.

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An example of how simple perception can alter someone’s appetite. Both cups contain […]

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