A device that teaches you how to eat
Our research department has developed a medical device that is used in our treatment to normalize eating behaviour and the perception of satiety. The Mandometer® is used during the meals every day until the eating behaviour is normal. It usually takes 3-4 months.
Mandometer® consists of a scale that is connected to a computer.
You place your plate on the scale and put food on the plate. The computer registers the decrease in the weight of the plate over the course of the meal and in real time shows a curve for your eating speed in grams per minute. At regular intervals,
a satiety scale is shown on the computer screen and you are asked to evaluate your satiety by pointing at the screen.
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The computer saves the satiety evaluations and generates another curve that shows your feelings of satiety during the meal compared to that of a normally eating individual. When you practice eating, your disordered eating pattern and the normal eating pattern are shown on the screen simultaneously. You are asked to model both your eating rate and feelings of satiety to more closely conform to the normal patterns.
A: A curve is shown on the screen.
B: When you eat the eating speed is shown.
C: The computer asks how satiated you feel.
D: You adapt your eating speed and satiety to training curves.