Saturday, March 15, 2008

Security of RF signals from implantable medical devices?

I've always had a strong interest in biomedical engineering. In fact, I used to think that I was going to be a biomedical engineer someday and develop medical devices. My love for technology still has me interested in the progress of these things.

One of the latest areas of research includes the use of wireless radio frequency (RF) signals to transmit data to and from implantable cardiac defibrillators with devices in the house. How secure is this technology? What would happen if there was some type of interference that then caused a serious malfunction?

Researchers have recently explored this question and you can read more about it here:

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