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New Device Enables the Heart to Power Life-Saving Devices

Apr 25, 2019   |   engineering.com

"To fit into existing pacemaker configurations, the device was created to be lightweight, flexible, bio-compatible and low-profile," reports engineering.com. "However, it is also scalable enough to adapt to any future multi-functional requirements.

"This device was developed by researchers from Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth as part of a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The full findings of the three-year study were published in Advanced Materials Technologies. The first set of self-charging pacemakers is projected to be commercially available by 2024, after the current clinical trials conclude and the team obtains the necessary regulatory approvals."

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https://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/18390/New-Device-Enables-the-Heart-to-Power-Life-Saving-Devices.aspx