Zap away the Pounds

nym | 03:42 PM
I'm not a big fan of "get slim quick" plans, but I *am* a fan of devices that electrocute people! Here's an implant that uses electrical impulses to make the body think the user is already full. If I weighed another 250 pounds, I think I might consider such a device.
The technology, by Transneuronix, comprises a matchbox-sized pacemaker implanted into the abdomen, linked to electrodes in the stomach wall.

However, it would not work miracles and the user must still eat a healthy diet and do exercise, they cautioned.

The device works by triggering the nerves in the stomach that are involved in digestion.

These tell the brain that the stomach is full so the individual feels as though they have already eaten even though they have not.

[ Link to BBC article via Boing Boing ]

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