Normal human beings think of running, going to the gym, and putting a cap on those beer bottles when it comes to losing weight. But scientists think of it all differently. They want you to close your trap, so you can stop monopolizing these fries – literally.
A group of researchers from the University of Otago and the United Kingdom have teamed up to offer a device called DentalSlim for weight loss. While the name sounds fancy, it doesn’t describe the type of torture device it really is.
According to the description, DentalSlim will prevent you from opening your mouth more than 2mm by locking your jaw with “custom made magnetic devices and locking bolts”.
It attaches itself to your teeth and is meant to get you into the low calorie diet and stop your snacking habits. Researchers say it allows you to consume fluids easily without restricting breathing or speaking.
They also mentioned that after two or three weeks of this rigorous routine (read: torture), the device’s magnetic hinges loosen, allowing the person to have a more relaxed diet. The idea is to avoid expensive surgery to reduce weight, and instead to force control for a while with this device.
There have been unique devices, such as this gastric band, there to control food intake. But in terms of being just plain awful, DentalSlim takes the cake.
While the intention of the device. seem noble on paper, the device itself looks like a miniature version of a jaw trap that will be featured in the SAW film series.
You can learn more about this device here.
[H/T: New Atlas]
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