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Animal heart beat capable of powering pacemakers

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 15:33

Beating animal hearts can supply power to run pacemakers and other medical devices by attaching a strip of piezoelectric nanoribbons onto them, researchers at the University of Illinois-Champaign reportedly claimed.

Teen discovers iPad 2 interferes with functioning of pacemaker

Last Updated: Saturday, May 11, 2013, 11:13

A teenager from California has found that the magnets in iPad 2 tablets and covers are capable of interfering with cardiac rhythm devices, like pacemakers, Heart Rhythm Society has said.

Now, pacemakers powered by heartbeat

Last Updated: Thursday, February 02, 2012, 17:41

Researchers have now developed a prototype device that could power a pacemaker using vibrations in the chest cavity that primarily occur due to heartbeats.

Insulin pumps, monitors vulnerable to hacking

Last Updated: Thursday, August 04, 2011, 18:39

Serious attacks have already been demonstrated against pacemakers and defibrillators.