Stanford Engineers Develop Tiny Pacemaker That Can Be Charged Wirelessly

Millions of people worldwide rely on pacemakers to keep their hearts beating regularly. However, the devices are often bulky and have limited battery life, resulting in the need for regular surgery to keep the devices working properly. Now, an engineer at Stanford University is working to make the device more efficient by creating a tiny pacemaker which can be charged wirelessly. The smaller size will allows for minimally invasive surgery to implant the device, and eliminated the need for follow up surgery in order to replace the batteries. So far, the device has worked successfully with a rabbit test subject. However, the developers are hopeful that because the device worked properly on a living mammal, the same technique could potentially be used for human beings as well. For more information, click on the video above.

(Source: Popular Science)

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