Imagine a future where healthy, customizable meals can be printed in our homes, with the added possibility of creating molecular gastronomy-inspired dishes. The future of food creation and consumption is exciting and full of possibilities.
Design Concept
 As our society progresses and new technology emerges, the way we create and consume food is also evolving. With the increasing demand for healthy and sustainable options, there is a need for a new way of producing food that is efficient, personalized, and tasty. That’s where our concept comes in - to create food for the future using InqMeal: 3D food printer. ASU Pixel Plate project from Emerge 2023 is an innovative project that explores the intersection of food, technology, and sustainability. This project serves as an inspiration for creating new ways of producing and consuming food that are not only visually appealing but also serves sustainability. By promoting sustainable consumption practices in the food industry, the project aims to contribute to healthier dining experience and more sustainable practices in the food industry. 
 InqMeal will allow users to print customized meals that are tailored to their dietary restrictions and preferences. It will use six nutrient-filled capsules to create healthy and balanced meals, and infused with taste and smell cartridges to provide a unique culinary experience. By utilizing precise measurements and extrusion techniques, the printer can create intricate and visually stunning dishes that would be difficult to achieve through traditional cooking methods. This ability to create molecular gastronomy-inspired dishes using AI-powered interface adds a fun and exciting way of consuming food, making it not only a tool for healthy eating but also a platform for culinary experimentation and innovation, providing a unique sensory experience for every user.
 To create a meal using InqMeal, the user must select the desired nutrient: carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, fiber, fats, and minerals. Then choose the level of taste and smell, and the shape of the food from the interface. Once the selection is made, the printer will start to print the food, layer by layer, using the six nutrient capsules. As the food is printed, the taste and smell cartridges will be infused, ensuring a rich and unique culinary experience. The extruder head of the printer will have a laser that cooks the food while printing it, ensuring that the food is safe to consume. In conclusion, our 3D food printer is the future of food creation and consumption. With its AI-powered interface and personalized meal options, it is a fun and efficient way to create and consume food. We believe that our concept will revolutionize the way we think about food, providing healthy and sustainable options for every individual. Join us in creating the food of the future!
Designer
Juhi Gajjar, jgajjar2@asu.edu
Rishi Jaju, rjaju@asu.edu
Nilay Deore, ndeore@asu.edu
Research
Pixel Plate Project | Emerge Event​​​​​​​” 
Chirsty Spackman, Natalie Morries, Proffesor in Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering | Arizona State University
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