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The Intrapace Abiliti Shocks Your Stomach so You Stop Eating

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Mar 5, 2011 • References: intrapace and 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.