Food produced with additive technology has always aroused fascination, because on the one hand the concept of printed food sounds intriguing, and on the other hand, it is something that we can use directly. The restaurant, designed by the Japanese concept design studio Open Meals, will offer a menu tailored to the client’s needs, using, among others, food 3D printers.

Sushi Singularity is a restaurant that is scheduled to open in Tokyo later this year. It is in line with the trend of adapting food to the needs of consumers, thanks to the “hyper-personalized” menu. This time, 3D printing is used in the production of Open Meals, which is to revolutionize traditional sushi, thanks to individual testing of biological samples.

WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?

To dine at Sushi Singularity from the Open Meals menu, you must provide them with a biological sample at the time of booking. For testing, a small biological sample of the client is sufficient, e.g. saliva or urine. The customer’s biological data will be sent to the machines that will create the sushi. They will contain a personalized set of nutrients missing from the client’s body. And all this with the use of sushi!

Through the stomach to the heart, which is a very valid way to gain support for new food production technologies. Via Foodbase, we can download dishes specially designed using detailed algorithms that are responsible for creating the right taste, smell, temperature and texture. The Open Meals concept is simply a biological printout in which sushi lovers’ biometric information is used to print meals completely tailored to their body’s needs.

One of the greatest benefits – and attractions – of 3D printing is the ability to personalize your orders. While conventional applications such as automotive are simple, additive manufacturing of personalized food is a more complex process.

Open Meals has yet to define the exact method of making personalized sushi. Nevertheless, it is known that various industrial methods, including CNC machine, 3D printers and robots, will be used to achieve complex shapes and textures. To sum up, the Open Meals menu offers not only aesthetic qualities that please the eye, but also meals tailored to the needs of the client’s body. It took many years to develop the concept, and the restaurant is scheduled to open in 2020.

Patrycja Dubert
Biomedical engineer interested in unconventional and innovative approach to medicine and its connection with modern technology.

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