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Bass-heavy rap powers implantable medical sensors

A microelectromechanical system out of Purdue vibrates enough to generate power when subjected to sounds in the 200- to 500-hertz range. After testing the device using hip-hop, jazz, blues, and rock, researchers find "rap is the best."

By February 1, 2012


Deaf YouTube star hears sounds of her future

When Sarah Churman's home movie went viral, it not only captured the hearts of viewers, it also highlighted the effectiveness of new hearing technology. CNET's Kara Tsuboi met with the formerly deaf woman to hear her story and more about the Esteem implant.

By October 24, 2011


Technology allows deaf woman to hear own voice

29-year-old Sarah Churman is deaf. Hearing aids aren't all that helpful. Yet a new Esteem implant allows her to hear her own voice for the first time. It is so moving that her husband posts the video to YouTube.

By September 30, 2011


Security researchers to unveil pacemaker, medical implant hacks

Respected team is set to unveil a number of remote attacks on medical devices such as pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators. Shocking stuff, says CNET Blog Network contributor Chris Soghoian.

By March 3, 2008