New weight loss device: Abiliti

by Christine on April 8th, 2011

filed under Christine's Life Updates, Gastric Banding Surgery

There’s a new weight loss device out there on the market.

It’s called Abiliti and it’s basically a kind of electro-shock therapy to make you stop eating. There are sensors attached to the outer wall of your stomach. After you eat something, the food detection senor signals the gastric stimulator. The stimulator then sends low energy electrical impulses to the stimulation electrode, making you feel full, and thereby making you eat less. The activity sensor, contained in the stimulator, tracks your exercise, activity, and sedentary periods. It’s kind of like the BodyBugg, except built-in, without the arm band and wires.

The surgery is much like the gastric band insofar as it is an easy laproscopic procedure with minimal surgical risk. I think it is too soon to tell what the long-term effects of the surgery are, including what its success rates are.

This device is not yet approved in the USA but is being used in Europe.

More information about the Abiliti device can be found here.

Here is an article about the device.

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  • Judy Rovno

    I wish I could find out more about this but everywhere I go it is a dead end!!