Rice engineering students demonstrate ideas for next-generation wireless pacemakers

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 1:53 PM | Amy Kavalewitz (Administrator)

Heart is where the chips are, helping keep the beat

MIKE WILLIAMS

 – APRIL 24, 2018

A Rice University student team’s demonstration of a next-generation, wireless pacemaker array could point to the future of medical sensors.

The Love and Pace team of Rice electrical and computer engineering seniors demonstrated its design for a pacemaker that would place a network of chips the size of a grain of rice in various places inside the heart. These would communicate with a base station located under a patient’s skin and charge via radio frequency.

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