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Inventor Powers Implantable Medical Devices Wirelessly

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Elizabeth M
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Re: The Big Gee, Whiz !
Elizabeth M   6/19/2014 5:31:42 AM
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We're always glad to have your thoughtful comments, JimT. :)

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Re: The Big Gee, Whiz !
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   6/18/2014 1:06:11 PM
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I know, I know. I'm Lucky to have business to keep me pre-occupied. But I keep all the DN Reply-Alerts and the Made-By-Monkeys emails filling up my Inbox, and I finally got a chance to clear thru most of them. I do miss this activity when I'm absent. Thanks for the encouragement!

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Re: The Big Gee, Whiz !
Elizabeth M   6/18/2014 5:33:13 AM
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Thanks for getting back to us with a comment, JimT. How could you possibly stay away from Design News for two weeks? ;)

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Re: The Big Gee, Whiz !
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   6/17/2014 3:15:32 PM
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Hey, sorry for this late response – (I've had my focus away from DN for over two weeks).  Anyway:  while the article doesn't really go into a lot of detail about its theories of wave generation and effects, as frame of reference, todays existing technologies of capacitive, inductive, and magnetically coupled interfaces are all very close proximity, measured in inches.  So, I'm speculating that lying next to the source may not be as effective as if the source was lying (resting) on your chest; inches away from the target. Cabe's suggested Use-Case would be a good goal to pursue as they develop this.

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Elizabeth M   6/3/2014 5:48:30 AM
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That's a good question, Cabe. I'm not sure at this point but I think that scenario would be ideal.

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Re: Testing delays unfortunate
Elizabeth M   6/3/2014 5:46:39 AM
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Thanks for your comment, 99guspuppet, and it's a good point. But I think considering the early stage of this technology, I think the inventor has a right to keep it this way until perhaps it's more fully baked. Perhaps in the future it can be opened up in the way you mention and then more folks can take over the design and development.

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Re: WIRELESS IMPLANTABLE DEVICE
Elizabeth M   6/3/2014 5:43:54 AM
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Thanks, bobjengr. I am sure there are a lot of readers out there who know someone who can benefit from this type of power-source breakthrough. It would be pretty amazing if they could just pass something over their body to charge their pacemaker or other device instead of having to have some type of surgery to do that.

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WIRELESS IMPLANTABLE DEVICE
bobjengr   6/2/2014 7:54:27 PM
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This is truly fascinating Elizabeth.  I have several friends who now have pacemakers and battery life is a BIG deal.  I am also very interested in the possibilities of pain relief.  Again, another friend who has chronic back pain due to an auto injury and bungled surgery.  (Another story for another day.)  I think wireless for medical devices of this type will be commonplace in this decade with FDA approval towards the end of this decade.  I just hope the technology can be continued with the decreasing funding we see from private and public sectors of our economy.  Excellent post.  

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Testing delays unfortunate
99guspuppet   5/29/2014 5:59:00 PM
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It is unfortunate that this technology appears to be locked down as secret.  OpenIP would allow it to move forward much more rapidly ( recklessly in some people's opinion ).  I favor sharing technology and letting the random creativity of people take over. #IPPParadigm  Yes, someday a mad DIY inventor will blow up the world... but we can't prevent it so why not enjoy it while we can.   99guspuppet

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Re: The Big Gee, Whiz !
Elizabeth M   5/29/2014 3:46:04 AM
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Ha, yes, JimT, indeed it is. I guess I didn't realize how Gee Whiz until after I considered it once the story was written and I am reading all of your comments.

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