Engineers have created a pacemaker that dissolves in the body

Previously, scientists from Northwestern University introduced a dissolvable pacemaker that itself

disappears from the body when it is no longer needed. Now they have improved the device and added several wearable sensors to it.

The implant was designed for peoplerecovering from injury or heart surgery. And also for patients who need to constantly use a pacemaker, but only for a short period of time. The pacemaker was made from biocompatible, biodegradable materials.

As soon as users recover, throughfive to seven weeks, the pacemaker is biodegradable in the body. This means that only one operation is needed to implant the device on the heart. In addition, the gadget is powered by an external antenna over a wireless network, so it does not need to be connected to a separate battery. The device is only 250 microns thick and weighs less than half a gram.

The cardio module controls the work of the heart, interacts with other modules and regulates the pacemaker stimulation modes.

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