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Development of Personalised Food using Rapid Manufacturing for the Nutrition of elderly Consumers

Objective

The main idea of the PERFORMANCE project is to develop and validate a holistic, personalized food supply chain for frail elderly in nursing homes, ambient assisted living facilities or at home (served by nursing services). The supply “chain” in this case will resemble a loop with the elderly consumers forming the initial link (personal preference and needs) and final link (consumption). As a result PERFORMANCE project, an overall concept will be available which allows the automatic manufacturing and supply of personalized, specially textured food for frail elderly.

To answer these questions, the PERFORMANCE concept will cover the whole supply chain from the food producer to the ready-to eat-meal at consumer’s place (both in nursing facilities and at home). Focus will be put on personalized food for people with mastication and swallowing problems (i.e. not only elderly). This group presents 5% of the elderly and has special texture requirements for the food preparation. Elderly in general require careful consideration of various determinants of their nutritional and health status. In contrast to younger people, the impact of nutrition on their well-being and health status is way higher in elderly. The nutritional status of elderly is influenced not only through the aging process, the health status (physiological and physical disabilities) but also through psychological (e.g. the way food is prepared), social-economic factors (available income). Therefore, the PERFORMANCE project will mean a great step forward to improve the Quality of Life of the elderly by offering them a complete new personalised nutritional concept able to increase their independency, health status and social life.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Coordinator

BIOZOON GMBH
Address
Nansenstr. 8
27572 Bremerhaven
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 460 056
Administrative Contact
Matthias Kück (Mr.)

Participants (13)

DR. STEPHEN WEBB / RTD SERVICES E U
Austria
EU contribution
€ 210 480
Address
Lerchengasse 25 2-3
1080 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephen Matthew Webb (Dr.)
DE GROOD INNOVATIONS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 205 902
Address
Ambachtsweg 49
6541 DA Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pascal De Grood (Mr.)
FEMTO ENGINEERING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 144 299
Address
Via Etruria 18 Localita Ponterotto
50026 San Casciano In Val Di Pesa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Amato (Mr.)
Marfo B.V
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 80 820
Address
Koperstraat 31
8211 AK Lelystad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harold Oldenbeuving (Mr.)
DENKSTATT GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 80 800
Address
Hietzinger Hauptstrasse 28
1130 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Plas (Dr.)
SANALOGIC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 230 002
Address
Am Hahnenbusch 14B
55268 Nieder-olm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Lanager (Dr.)
ALTEN-WOHN-PFLEGEHEIM CHRISTKONIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Zum Hahnberg 12
34537 Bad-wildungen
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Herbert Thill (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 566 574
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rein Jansen (Mr.)
HOCHSCHULE WEIHENSTEPHAN-TRIESDORF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 348 200
Address
Am Hofgarten 4
85354 Freising
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Loetzbeyer (Prof.)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 208 863
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Søren Rahbek østergaard (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 237 707
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Immacolata Viva (Ms.)
MEYER BURGER (NETHERLANDS) BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 141 595
Address
Luchthavenweg 10
5657 EB Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
René Van Vlimmeren (Dr.)
AMER KARIM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 22 588
Address
Christiane Herzog Strasse 14
27578 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karim Amer (Mr.)