Wearable Device Tricks Brain into Burning Fat
The Modius Headset has been developed by Neurovalens, a neurotechnology company that claim its device can help end the obesity epidemic.
The company was founded by British doctors and neuroscientists Paul McGeoch and Jason McKeown, at the University of California San Diego. They claim that because the brain is linked to weight gain and loss, it can be stimulated to burn more fat.
Modius works by using electrical stimulation on the vestibular nerve, which controls sound and balance information from the ear to the brain. The brain then thinks that the stimulation is the body being more physically active, which activates the hypothalamus to reduce fat storage.
The developers claim that Modius can result in users burning more fat, a decrease in appetite and a change in metabolism. For those wondering if it works, Neurovalens looked at a range of studies that examined the effects stimulation on the vestibular nerve in animals. The authors of the study noted that after eight weeks, animals’ body fat was significantly lower and that there had been a metabolic shift to a leaner state.
Co-founder of Neurovalens, Paul McGeoch, said: “Weight gain and loss are controlled by your brain, which controls your appetite, your e, your metabolic rate, how much fat you store, and more. Our first device to market, Modius, is designed to resolve this issue by activating the epicentre of it all – your hypothalamus. Through advanced technological and neurological research, we’ve discovered the hypothalamus has a strong effect on people’s ability to lose and maintain weight.”
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