Unique approach of a telemedicine system for cbd-infused foods

Namsoo Peter Kim, Abhilash Aditya, Hyun Jin Kang, Hee Deung Park

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Abstract

As medical cannabis is legalized, food safety management systems, including CBD (cannabidiol), have received attention from scientific and engineering perspectives. Observations attribute CBD changes in acidic environments and high temperatures to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). The current research focuses on employing and optimizing 3D printers, specifically material extrusion additive manufacturing processes for telemedicine applications to safely and accurately deliver CBD-infused food. Soft meat is prepared by supercritical CO2 (SC-CO2) process and simultaneously infused with hemp oil for food printing. This study personalized the amount of CBD-infused food and analyzed its operating parameters based on a theoretical Hagen-Poiseuille equation and pressure drop. Head speed, direction change within a given time, pressure drops at tip or piston, the constant mass-flux in PTE (piston type extrusion), Vizo design (VD) with aesthetic elements, and head travel distance have been optimized. Between the University of Texas at El Paso in Texas, USA, and the Korea University in Seoul, Korea, repeated IoT system variable experiments through the web-cloud were limited to less than 1 min, including print time. The telemedicine system was first tried and successfully performed using CBD-infused foods. During this process, images, G-code, video, and text, including medical descriptions, were provided simultaneously with CBD-infused food.

Original languageEnglish
Article number936
JournalProcesses
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jun

Keywords

  • Cannabidiol (CBD)
  • Hagen-Poiseuille (HP) equation
  • Supercritical CO process (SC-CO)
  • Untact telemedicine
  • Vizo design (VD), piston-type extrusion (PTE)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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