#550: DinnerDicer

There are lots of people who find dealing with cutting up their dinner very hard work. This may be because of difficulties in coordination or a lack of limb or hand strength -or some visual impairment.

Today’s invention is a way to arrange for every meal to be neatly and hygienically presliced, enabling a diner to eat bitesized pieces -using a spoon if necessary.

A microwave oven can be equipped with a small laser cutter ($50 is the cost of a homemade one). This would be set up to scan a plate of food and cut it into small, square pieces, without contaminating the meal or cutting the plate and whilst maintaining the overall shape of the food itself.

Slicing patterns other than square grids could be employed, if a more visually appealing arrangement were required.

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