EnteroMedics is Examining an Electronic Cure for Obesity

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Sep 25, 2013 • References: youtube and industrytap
Scientists from Imperial College in the United Kingdom are experimenting with an electronic implant that can be a potential cure for obesity. EnteroMedics and the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre hypothesize an implantable device only a few millimeters wide that will send signals to the brain for when you should stop eating.

It helps to regulate the chemical processes involved in appetite and is so small there will be no side effects. The implant will send signals to the brain regulating and modulating the rapidity of eating behavior, meaning it will cause you to eat less and have a lower appetite. In simpler terms, the device will send the same signal it usually sends when you’re satisfied. It is a controversial topic and may not be suitable for everyone, but it could perhaps be an emergent solution to national obesity.