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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.
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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)

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DR. STEPHEN WEBB / RTD SERVICES E U

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 210 480

DE GROOD INNOVATIONS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 205 902

FEMTO ENGINEERING SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 144 299

Marfo B.V

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 80 820

DENKSTATT GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 80 800

SANALOGIC GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 230 002

ALTEN-WOHN-PFLEGEHEIM CHRISTKONIG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 566 574

HOCHSCHULE WEIHENSTEPHAN-TRIESDORF

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 348 200

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 208 863

UNIVERSITA DI PISA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 237 707

MEYER BURGER (NETHERLANDS) BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 141 595

AMER KARIM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 22 588

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312092

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2012

  • End date

    31 October 2015

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 025 146,50

  • EU contribution

    € 2 997 886

Coordinated by:

BIOZOON GMBH

Germany