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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 Jan. 20, 2014


Another game not meant for pacemakers

'Shocking Quiz' punishes losers with electronic jolts

By Apr. 6, 2007


iPod makes pacemakers skip a beat

A new study finds the music devices can interfere with pacemakers.

By May. 11, 2007


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 Jan. 3, 2014


Sweet! Scientists developing sugar-filled batteries

Researchers at Virginia Tech say sugar could be the key to cheap, biodegradable batteries that can be refilled.

By Jan. 22, 2014


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 Jan. 23, 2014


FDA approves first and only MRI-safe pacemaker

Medtronic's Revo MRI SureScan is designed for use during magnetic resonance imaging. The company says it will begin shipping the $5,000 to $10,000 devices immediately.

By Feb. 9, 2011


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 Jul. 26, 2013


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 Nov. 5, 2012


Let your shoes do the charging

Rice University mechanical engineering students hope their PediPower shoes can one day power pacemakers, artificial hearts, and more.

By May. 20, 2013