quarta-feira, 13 de julho de 2011

Wireless power cut cord of patients with implanted heart pumps

Researchers at the University of Washington and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have tested a wireless power system for ventricular assist devices (mechanical pumps to give failing hearts a boost), or VADs. VAD were developed as temporary measures for patients awaiting a heart transplant. Technology has evolved and these ventricular assist devices operate in patients for years. Using the wireless system means no power cord poking through the skin, reducing the risk of infection and improving the patient’s quality of life. (...) Researchers envision a future where patients would install transmission coils in their homes and workplaces to create zones where the implant would receive uninterrupted power. (...) Know more at http://goo.gl/64Xqv.

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