Electrocardiograms, or ECGs, record the electrical activity of your heart.
Randy Faris/The Image Bank via Getty Images
Heart rates that are too slow or too fast can sometimes be lethal. Medical implants can help the heart get its rhythm back.
Foreign body responses can cause insulin pumps to degrade.
Click_and_Photo/iStock via Getty Images
From breast implants to prosthetic knees, implants can trigger a foreign body response that results in your body rejecting them. Suppressing an immune cell gene could reduce this risk.
This research could change our understanding of the heart.
Liya Graphics/ Shutterstock
This ‘backup’ pacemaker can keep the heart beating as normal when the mechanism which normally keeps the heart beating fails.
The new magnetic charging technology which is a feature of Apple’s iPhone 12 could wreak havoc with implantable cardiac devices. Here’s what we know.
Australia’s medical regulator needs to do more about cybersecurity.
Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration must learn to deal with software rather than simply bits of metal and plastic.
Embedded medical devices will continue to be vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. The pacemaker depicted is not made by Abbott’s.
Pacemakers are Internet of Things devices for the human body, but they’re still not particularly secure.
Open-source code can be a literal lifesaver.
When lives are at stake, there’s no time for secrecy. Just publish the code.
PHOTOCREO Michal Bednarek/Shutterstock.com
A sufficiently talented brainjacker could one day influence the behaviour of a person in worrying ways.
Brains are physical organs, but also the seat of something essential about us.
Heads via www.shutterstock.com.
New technologies bring questions that have belonged to the abstract realm of philosophers into concrete focus. Why do medical interventions in the brain feel different than those elsewhere in the body?
The difference between “real” time, measured by clocks, and our own sense of time can sometimes seem enormous.
Seán Ó Domhnaill/Flickr
While few will dispute that a minute comprises 60 seconds, the perception of time can vary dramatically from person to person and from one situation to the next. Time can race, or it can drag.
Stepping up the pace.
Pacemakers help regulate slow or skipping heartbeats through electrical currents that run via leads to the heart. Since the first artificial one was implanted into Arne Larsson in 1958, modern pacemakers…
Endurance exercise interferes with normal heart rhythm and may make it more likely you’ll need a pacemaker later in life,according…
Researchers from the University of Toronto have designed a new way to mature heart cells, which do not usually reproduce…
Next-gen pacemakers could be powered by a person’s heartbeat rather than batteries, increasing their efficiency. The new…