Biomechanics of EatingStudies
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Eating is one of the most essential behaviors in our life. It has several significant meanings more than a process of intake of nutrition to our body. That is, eating is a pleasure itself as implied by the words "food culture" or "gastronomic culture".
Vigorous chewing is especially important for elderly people because it directly leads to life worth living. We are studying subjects about "eating" from biomechanical viewpoints as shown in the figure. We represent the research project "biomechanics of 食" using one Kanji character denoting eating. The comprehensive approach will reveal new knowledge about eating and contribute to quality of life (QOL).