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Paul Anderson

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What is the best way to power artificial hearts?
« on: 16/11/2008 10:36:40 »
Paul Anderson  asked the Naked Scientists:

Hi Chris and Team,
I am currently listening to Health Check from the BBC and they are talking about the new French artificial heart and the problem of battery life.

Using the principle of transformers, how about setting up ones bed so that when one lies in bed at night the power is transformed¯ into you to charge your batteries?

On public transport, there could be seats for heart patients where they could sit and get charged up.

The question here is whether the electromagnetic fields might have adverse effects on the body.

Regards

Paul
NZ

What do you think?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 17/11/2008 23:43:05 »
I dont know much, but what I do know is EM fields are cool.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 18/11/2008 02:40:20 »
Paul Anderson

 Sorry I can't hold it back.

 Pamela Anderson  [:I]
 

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« Reply #3 on: 18/11/2008 03:23:06 »
Paul Anderson  asked the Naked Scientists:

Hi Chris and Team,
I am currently listening to Health Check from the BBC and they are talking about the new French artificial heart and the problem of battery life.

Using the principle of transformers, how about setting up ones bed so that when one lies in bed at night the power is transformed¯ into you to charge your batteries?


Wireless (rf) connections to implanted devices, without breaking skin, are used in cochlear implants, cardiac and brain pacemakers.


On public transport, there could be seats for heart patients where they could sit and get charged up.

What if the bus was late ? ... [xx(]
 

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What is the best way to power artificial hearts?
« Reply #4 on: 18/11/2008 13:17:33 »
I have a rechargeable toothbrush. It conjured up a novel picture in my mind. You'd have to have seen one to appreciate it - it could bring tears to the eyes.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 20/11/2008 16:09:31 »
<<What is the best way to power artificial hearts?>>

With artificial love, of course  :)
 

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« Reply #6 on: 20/11/2008 17:28:20 »
What about a winding a crank like a Trevor Baylis "wind-up" torch ?    :)


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« Reply #7 on: 20/11/2008 20:13:23 »
What about a winding a crank like a Trevor Baylis "wind-up" torch ?    :)



Yes, to use especially in a climb!
 

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