Like patients, many physicians are frustrated with the lack of safe, effective, clinically validated weight loss solutions for overweight and Class I obesity. Most weight loss solutions today involve diet and exercise programs that many patients do not follow, pharmaceutical therapies with harmful or unpleasant side effects and surgical intervention with high costs and inherent danger.
Sensor Monitored Alimentary Restriction Therapy (SMART™) is a new medical device to aid in weight loss that works differently. The SMART™ Device is a custom made, non surgical, removable device that is placed by the user during meals to slow rapid eating and limit caloric intake. SMART™ is a powerful and proven weight loss solution that requires no pharmaceuticals, no surgery and has no side effects.
The SMART™ Device simulates Torus Palatinus, a benign lobulation in the central upper palate. Our published scientific research and our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mitchell Roslin, Chief of Bariatrics at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, describes SMART’s mode of action as:
- It makes the person take smaller bites, slowing food intake.
- It requires more chewing of food before swallowing.
- It makes “gulping” of food difficult.
- By slowing the eating process, it permits more appreciation (savoring) of the taste, smell and texture of food.
- By slowing food intake, it permits onset of the body’s physiological satiety response when the person has eaten less food.
Embedded in the SMART™ Device is a microsensor that enables you to (optionally) monitor your patient’s usage and progress on a secure website – it is similar to a weight loss “journal” but keeps track automatically. This unique feature can help keep your patient motivated to wear their SMART Device and also play a role in medical weight loss programs by providing physician access for patient counseling. If physicians or their staff wish to monitor their patient’s SMART usage and progress, the process is very simple, secure and as fast as accessing a bookmarked website. With diet and exercise, you have no real way to oversee compliance – with SMART, you do.