Technology reaches new heights with the introduction of 3D-printed meals for the elderly.

As humans grow older, daily tasks such as eating become progressively harder to get through. Therefore, meals for the elderly are designed to be soft, easy to chew and easy to swallow, yet aren't always visually appealing.

Luckily, Swedish governments are planning to recreate elderly meals that are easily consumable and pleasant to look at.

Here’s the catch, the meals are 3D-printed. According to Richard Asplund, head of the catering department at Halmstad, the meal will look like what is labelled, yet will have an entirely different consistency and feel.

"It will look like a chicken leg, but you could compare the consistency to pannacotta," he explained.

The first meals are set to be trialled by the end of the year, possibly resulting in recipes adapted to fit the dietary needs of each elderly individual.

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