Wireless pacemakers become a reality

invention_11The first ever pacemaker with wireless home monitoring has been installed in a patient. This will allow doctors to monitor the patients health as needed, instead of having them come in for frequent checkups.

The new version of the device downloads information about once a day to send to patients doctor, allowing them to react fairly quickly if something shows up that is abnormal or life threatening. Previously, doctors has no way to monitor a patient on a day to day basis, without having them in the hospital.