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Date / Time: Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 11:00 a.m. PST / 2:00 p.m. EST
Thanks to embedded electronics, medical devices are getting smaller and smarter than ever. Pacemakers and implantable defibrillators are now able to call physicians. MRIs, CT scanners, and ultrasound machines are gaining mobility. And the venerable Band-Aid may soon be able to detect illnesses ranging from fevers to heart arrhythmias. On February 21, join Design News senior editor Charles Murray and Steven Dean, Global Healthcare Segment Lead, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
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