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New Device Could Use Heartbeats To Power Pacemakers
2012-11-05 10:42:25

The artificial pacemaker has been widely used in cardiac patients for decades. However, these patients must undergo regular procedures to replace batteries when they wear out, raising the risk for infections and other complications.

2012-03-05 11:59:55

A new power scheme for cardiac pacemakers turns to an unlikely source: vibrations from heartbeats themselves.


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gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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