Consists of a battery, a computerized generator, and wires with sensors at their tips
Monitors and Controls heart beats
Electrodes help detect the electrical activity.
An Abnormal heart rhythm will send signals to the computer, then the generator will send electrical pulses to the heart.
Typically, people with Bradycardia or some sort of heart block
How to test?
Lukas Bereuter of Bern University Hospital and the University of Bern in Switzerland (Lead Author)
3.6 Square-Centimeter Solar Cell
10 Solar Measurements Devices
32 Volunteers from Switzerland
5 to 10 microwatts to power a pacemaker device
Participant with the lowest powered output was at 12 microwatts
What to expect
Extensive studies on solar powered pacemakers
Reduction in procedures
Less adverse events
Create other solar powered health related devices
Future Looks bright for Solar-Powered Pacemakers. (January 14, 2017) Modern Healthcare. Retrieved from http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20170114/MAGAZINE/301149962/future-looks-bright-for-solar-powered-pacemakers
Who Needs a Pacemaker. (February 28, 2012) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Retrieved from https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/pace/whoneeds