18 Results for

defibrillators

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FDA approves single-lead implantable cardiac defibrillator

The device comes with a cellular-based home monitoring system that allows physicians to detect a range of heart-related events, including silent arrhythmias.

By February 25, 2013

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Citizen scientists map 1,400 defibrillators in Philly contest

More than 300 people in an eight-week crowdsourcing contest search for automated external defibrillators in over 525 buildings across Philadelphia.

By November 5, 2012

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Could your heart power its own pacemaker?

From battery life to pure life, new research shows we're getting closer to a future where important implanted and wearable health devices could run on power collected from our own organs.

By January 23, 2014

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Nanoribbons let beating hearts power their own pacemakers

Researchers show that materials called piezoelectrics, packaged onto flexible strips attached to animal hearts, can supply power for medical devices where batteries pose problems.

By January 20, 2014

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Drug overdose caused death of hacker

ATM hacker Barnaby Jack's death was an accidental drug overdose, said San Francisco's medical examiner's office.

By January 3, 2014

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Justin Bieber to play Robin in 'Batman vs. Superman'?

Just one Instagram posting by Justin Bieber, of his name on a script, and millions of nerds need defibrillators. But Bieber as Robin? A fascinating idea.

By September 14, 2013

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Language of Facebook: Women talk about shopping, men curse

The largest ever linguistic study of Facebook postings concludes that we are all appalling cliches.

By October 1, 2013

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Scientists shine a light on irregular heart beats

Biomedical engineers out of Johns Hopkins and Stony Brook say gentle beams of light -- instead of electric jolts -- could be used to treat arrhythmias in the near future.

By August 28, 2013

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SmartThings opens shop for Internet of Things

CEO Alex Hawkinson hopes to build a giant "physical graph," an analog to the social graph, for the Internet of Things.

By August 21, 2013

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ATM hacker Barnaby Jack dies

The security researcher, who was expected to demonstrate newly-discovered pacemaker vulnerabilities at Black Hat next week, made headlines in 2010 when he hacked an ATM in front of an audience.

By July 26, 2013