'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Insulin pumps, monitors vulnerable to hacking

Serious attacks have already been demonstrated against pacemakers and defibrillators.

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.

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.