Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Motion-powered Pacemaker?

Borrowing a page from Rolex watches and hybrid cars, a new pacemaker is under development that uses the patient's own movement to power its output.

I pity the medical student that has to stand by the patient's side and jiggle the device under the patient's skin during a prolonged intensive care stay.

-Wes

Photo credit.

2 comments:

trenchdoc said...

great, now I have to add a photo credit too.

Anonymous said...

No need to worry DOC! That has been thought through. This project is led by the top cardiologists in the UK