Weight Loss: Researchers Develop Implantable Device that Simulates Food Inside Stomach


Publication Title
Wearable Technologies
Publication/Creation Date
December 28 2018
Creators/Contributors
Sam Draper (creator)
Xudong Wang (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
Maestro is an FDA-approved implantable device that uses high-frequency zaps to the vagus nerve in the brain to close all communication between the user's brain and stomach. These zaps correlate with the stomach's motions, enhancing a natural response to help control food intake. Maestro relies on the undulations of the stomach walls to power it, meaning it only zaps the vagus nerve when the stomach moves.
HCI Platform
Implantables
Location on Body
Stomach
Marketing Keywords
Maestro
Source
https://www.wearable-technologies.com/2018/12/weight-loss-researchers-develop-implantable-device-that-simulates-food-inside-stomach/

Date archived
December 29 2018
Last edited
January 7 2019
How to cite this entry
Sam Draper. (December 28 2018). "Weight Loss: Researchers Develop Implantable Device that Simulates Food Inside Stomach". Wearable Technologies. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wearable Technologies. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/3465