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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.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.