Weight Loss: Researchers Develop Implantable Device that Simulates Food Inside Stomach
Publication/Creation DateDecember 28 2018
DescriptionMaestro 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.
Date archivedDecember 29 2018
Last editedJanuary 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