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