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“Wireless power could cut cord for patients with implanted heart pumps”

UW Today reports on the research of UW CSE’s Josh Smith and his collaborators, on inductive methods for powering implantable medical electronics.  Today, the power cord that protrudes through the patient’s belly is cumbersome and prone to infection over time.  Infections occur in close to 40 percent of patients, are the leading cause of rehospitalization, and can be fatal.

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July 12, 2011