The use of an implant will help many people to lose weight without surgery associated with surgical reduction of the stomach volume. A technology created at Texas A&M University, based on the use of a 1 cm long implant inserted into the patient’s stomach, will help reduce the risks of losing excess weight.
The idea of the technology is based on deceiving the human nervous system and creating a false sense of satiety by broadcasting signals to an implant in the stomach. The design of the device is similar to a microscopic paddle. LEDs and spiral antennas that receive an external signal are installed at its ends. The device also has a chip that regulates the operation of the device.
The device is powered by the energy of radio waves entering the antennas, which light up microscopic LEDs. During the operation, the implant is placed close to the vagus nerve. As a result of the activation of the LEDs, a false signal is sent to the nerve, which creates the illusion of satiety in the patient. The patient’s body does not require additional food, the consumption of excess calories decreases and the person loses excess weight without much effort and serious surgeries.