The SmartByte® journey is one that began when an obstacle became an a-ha moment. Our inspiration, Lynn, had developed a medical condition that limited the capacity of her mouth. As a result, when she ate she took small bites and chewed her food thoroughly. She was able to taste and savor her food and was simply not able to eat quickly like most people. What Lynn discovered was that by taking the time to chew, it allowed her stomach to do its job by signaling her brain that she was full before she overate. While she was always the last to finish eating, she found she stayed thin and did not struggle with her weight.
We wondered, could this be a solution to slowing down the eating process to naturally achieve smarter, healthier and mindful eating?
So, we set out to develop a custom-fit, removable device that imitated Lynn’s oral condition. The small, user-controlled insert was only placed in the roof of the mouth when eating and was not visible to others. It also allowed users speak while staying truly comfortable eating.
The years that followed were filled with clinical studies and successful published studies that validated the benefits of SmartByte. In the fall of 2016, after multiple clinical trials confirmed safety and efficacy to rigorous U.S standards, SmartByte received market clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It is the only cleared weight management device designated non-significant risk by the FDA.
After celebrating, we set out to make using SmartByte offer even more support and ease. We added personalized coaching along with a sensor and a smartphone app that allows the device to capture an individual’s sensor data. This truly smart device could now help providers and users understand more about their use to receive personalized feedback and ongoing guidance.
As we move forward in our journey, to helping users achieve healthier eating habits and lives, we welcome you to share your stories of success. SmartByte is here to build a community of real people, eating real food, and achieving life-changing outcomes.
We thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey and are confident you’ll agree that small bites really do achieve real results.