World’s Smallest Pacemaker

July 22, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Micra Transcatheter Pacing System
Cardiac surgeons at Southampton General Hospital (UK) used a catheter to thread a pill-sized pacemaker through the [MORE]

Powering Deep Tissue Microimplants

July 8, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wireless Power Transfer to Implants
While this piece is only a link to a PNAS article, it reports an important development [MORE]

Pedipowering Medical Devices

August 13, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Shoe Generator
This piece, from Rice University, shows a concept-stage prototype for an electrical generator built into a shoe which [MORE]

“Merlin@home” 24/7 Heart Monitor

April 23, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter


Here is a variation on “companion diagnostics,” not between a test and a drug, but matching an implantable [MORE]

Pacemaker Signal Artifacts

April 2, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Detecting and Distinguishing Cardiac Pacing Artifacts
With an aging population, the 400,000 annual pacemaker implantations are likely to rise, but [MORE]

Tongue Pacemaker for Sleep Apnea

November 18, 2012 | | Posted in Newsletter

Sleep Apnea Pacemaker
Otolaryngologists Charité — Universitätsmedizin in Berlin have implanted the world’s first pacemaker device to control sleep apnea.  [MORE]

Pacemaker Powered by the Heart Itself

May 8, 2012 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wouldn’t it be nice if a pacemaker’s battery didn’t have to be surgically replaced after ten years?  Researchers at [MORE]

Ultrasound Activated Pacemaker

January 24, 2012 | | Posted in Newsletter

EBR Pacemaker
Startup company, EBR Systems (Sunnyvale, CA) is developing a new generation of pacemakers that rely on ultrasound signaling [MORE]

A Pacemaker for Pain

December 13, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

SPR Products
Recently, surgeons at Carolinas Medical Center implanted a nerve stimulating device in a 76 year old post-stoke patient [MORE]

Light-Controlled Pacemaker

October 18, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

Light Controlled Pacemaker
Optogenetics (a term that Karl Deisseroth at Stanford coined in 2006) involves a gene transfer from algae [MORE]

Ultra-Miniature Pacemaker

July 26, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

Most of today’s pacemakers have six to ten years of battery life before they have to be surgically replaced.  [MORE]


April 19, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

Pacemaker Tiny Chip
Research in microelectronics are leading Medtronic to assemble the parts of a heart pacemaker-a circuit board, an [MORE]

WiFi pacemaker

October 13, 2009 | | Posted in Newsletter

A few of the 600,000 people around the world who will receive implanted pacemakers this year can choose a wireless [MORE]