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3D-Printed Smart Membrane Detects Heart Problems

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Elizabeth M   3/31/2014 5:53:00 AM
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Thanks for that information, Debera. I do not know much about this but I imagine if the heart treatment is successful that perhaps other uses will be investigated, including one for cancer.

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Elizabeth M   4/2/2014 5:33:36 AM
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That is a very interesting question, a2. I suppose when any information is sent wirelessly there are security issues, but I can't imagine they would not be addressed before these devices were used on patients. But these are good questions to be asking before the technology comes out of the lab.

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Cabe Atwell   5/24/2014 1:38:48 AM
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The medical uses for the membrane are certainly remarkable. I assume the information collected would be sent over a Wi-Fi connection for doctors to review. So my question is, wouldn't that make it vulnerable to being hacked? I say this because heart defibrillators and pacemakers can be hacked to overvolt or dump their medicine, which would be detrimental to the patient.

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Elizabeth M   5/29/2014 3:44:40 AM
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Good question, Cabe. I think the connection would probably be secured somehow to avoid such scenarios, but in truth I don't really know. Something for me to follow up on with the researchers. Thanks for asking!

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