Solar cells implanted under the skin can power pacemakers

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jan, 2017
by Alex Muller

A flat battery is an even bigger hassle in implanted electronic medical devices, such as pacemakers. It often means invasive surgery to replace the battery or the entire unit.

US 'probes hackable flaws' in medical devices

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

US officials have revealed they are investigating about two dozen suspected examples of medical equipment vulnerable to hack attacks, potentially putting patients' lives at risk.

A batteryless cardiac pacemaker based on self-winding wristwatch

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Sep, 2014
by Alex Muller

A new batteryless cardiac pacemaker controlled by a self-winding wristwatch mechanism that is powered by heart motion has been developed by researchers.

'Biological pacemaker' tested in the lab

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jul, 2014
by Alex Muller

Grow-your-own pacemakers are a step closer to reality, after pioneering experiments in pigs.

A self-powered artificial cardiac pacemaker

Posted in Hardware on 28th Jun, 2014
by Alex Muller

A research team from Korea has developed a self-powered artificial cardiac pacemaker operated semi-permanently by a flexible piezoelectric nanogenerator.