IntraPace's Fat-Zapping Implant, Abiliti

IntraPace’s implanted device uses electric pulses to curb food urges
Annual spending on obesity-related illness: $147 billion. Abiliti hopes to win some of that by instructing the brain to stop eating Illustration by 731; Remote: Getty Images

Katrin Falb, a 33-year-old dietitian in Nuremberg, Germany, has struggled with her weight since her early teens. She’s tried everything from Weight Watchers to acupuncture to keep off the pounds. Now Falb may have found the answer to her woes with a device implanted near her stomach.

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