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pacemaker

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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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Violinist has brain surgery, fiddles throughout

Professional musician Roger Frisch played his violin during brain surgery to correct hand tremors so that surgeons could gauge its efficacy.

By August 17, 2014

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Spotify lets you fake it as a pro DJ with djay 2

Streaming music service shares its catalog with popular iOS DJ app djay 2, and you can get the iPhone version free for a week.

By May 22, 2014

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The future of 'microimplants' in your body: Wireless charging

Stanford researchers find a new way to safely charge tiny devices embedded inside the body. Cyberization, here we come.

By May 19, 2014

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Heartbeat-powered pacemaker skips the batteries

A prototype cardiac energy harvester out of the University of Michigan could one day harness the beating of a heart to power a pacemaker.

By November 5, 2012

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Can aspirin prevent heart attacks? This device may know the answer

Taking personalized medicine to an extreme, the device analyzes blood flow to help doctors know exactly how well drugs like aspirin work to prevent heart attacks -- not in general, but on any given patient.

By March 24, 2014

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Spotify hires Beats Music former head of product

Fredric Vinna, part of Beats Music's early team of creators, recently left the streaming music service and will soon begin work at its main rival, Spotify.

By March 4, 2014

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Tiny 'flashlight' sees inside heart and blood vessels

A tiny doughnut-shaped chip that attaches to the end of a catheter could improve the way doctors peek inside our circulatory systems.

By February 19, 2014

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The pacemaker is about to get a whole lot smaller

A team of engineers at Stanford says it's possible to power a tiny, implantable cardiac device using radio waves instead of batteries.

By September 5, 2012