The Intrapace Abiliti Shocks Your Stomach so You Stop Eating

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Mar 5, 2011 • References: intrapace & fastcompany
The hi-tech weight management technology called the Intrapace Abiliti is pretty staggering, although I suppose society's obesity statistics are as well. Having said that, I don't know how I'd feel about an electronic device wired inside my abdomen.

Nevertheless, this cutting-edge contraption does offer a less invasive impact compared to gastric bypass surgery and stomach stapling -- albeit more serious than diet and exercise. The device has been designed to incorporate an implantable gastric simulator and a lead with a food detection sensor and a stimulation electrode.

The food detection sensor actually penetrates the gut, while the electrode releases a signal, tightening the walls of the stomach. The effect is that the tummy acquires a sensation of satiation, stopping the eating individual from taking another bite. An overweight patient with difficulty controlling portion control or excessive consumption will definitely benefit from the Intrapace Abiliti. Stats for Gut-Zapping Gadgets Trending: Older & Average
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