Pacemakers

Soon, battery-free medical implants powered by body's fluids

Soon, battery-free medical implants powered by body's fluids

Now, researchers from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Connecticut in the US propose storing energy in those devices without a battery.

May 13, 2017, 00:50 AM IST

Sunscreen ingredient may prevent medical implant infections

A common ingredient used in sunscreen could be an effective antibacterial coating for medical implants such as pacemakers and replacement joints, researchers have found.

Nov 16, 2015, 18:34 PM IST

Researchers control heart rhythm by light

Researchers were able to control the direction of spiralling electrical waves in heart cells using computer-generated light patterns.

Oct 20, 2015, 18:14 PM IST

Pacemaker-checks good way to ward off stroke

Pacemakers can detect asymptomatic AF but are not routinely monitored for this purpose.

Oct 19, 2015, 14:29 PM IST

Stents, pacemakers, orthopedic implants to be included in DPCO

Life saving medical devices like stents, pacemakers and orthopedic implants would be included in the Drug Price Control Order (DPCO), the Centre has announced on Thursday.

May 28, 2015, 20:55 PM IST

First fully-implantable micropacemaker created for foetal use

US researchers have developed the first fully implantable micropacemaker designed for use in a foetus with complete heart block.

Mar 29, 2015, 17:19 PM IST

'Internet-connected pacemakers' come closer to reality

A new study has revealed that pacemakers with internet connection are not-so-distant goal as the University of the Basque Country has designed an efficient security protocol to protect the information provided by medical devices connected to the Internet.

Jan 29, 2015, 16:30 PM IST

Medical devices eligible for 100 percent automatic foreign equity

In a bid to encourage the domestic production of medical devices like pacemakers, nebulisers and cardiovascular stents, the government Wednesday de-linked it from pharmaceutials and allowed 100-percent foreign equity under the automatic route.

Dec 24, 2014, 20:06 PM IST

Animal heart beat capable of powering pacemakers

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.

Jan 21, 2014, 15:33 PM IST

Animal heart beat capable of powering pacemakers

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-Champaignreportedly claimed.

Jan 21, 2014, 14:11 PM IST

Surrogates often make call to deactivate heart devices

People who have implanted heart devices rarely have advance directives indicating whether they want them deactivated near the end of life, according to a new study. So the decision often has to be made by loved ones.

Nov 27, 2013, 13:40 PM IST

Teen discovers iPad 2 interferes with functioning of pacemaker

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.

May 11, 2013, 11:13 AM IST

Now, pacemakers powered by heartbeat

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

Feb 02, 2012, 17:41 PM IST

Now, pacemakers powered by heartbeat

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

Feb 02, 2012, 17:41 PM IST

Insulin pumps, monitors vulnerable to hacking

Serious attacks have already been demonstrated against pacemakers and defibrillators.

Aug 04, 2011, 18:39 PM IST

Insulin pumps, monitors vulnerable to hacking

Serious attacks have already been demonstrated against pacemakers and defibrillators.

Aug 04, 2011, 18:39 PM IST

Pacemakers may ease gastric disorders in kids

Physicians are turning to pacemakers, devices typically used in heart problems, to help ease severe gastric disorders in children.

Aug 03, 2009, 14:27 PM IST

Pacemakers may ease gastric disorders in kids

Physicians are turning to pacemakers, devices typically used in heart problems, to help ease severe gastric disorders in children.

Aug 03, 2009, 00:00 AM IST