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Tech News: iPods Mess Up Pacemakers


Your granny may not have a chance to be hip with an iPod if she has a pacemaker. A report from Reuters narrates the study of a high school student who did a study whether iPods can mess up with medical electronics like pacemakers. The study was presented to a group of heart specialists.

The study tested the effect of the portable music devices on 100 patients, whose mean age was 77, outfitted with pacemakers. Electrical interference was detected half of the time when the iPod was held just two inches from the patient’s chest for five to 10 seconds. The study did not examine any portable music devices other than iPods, which are made by Apple Inc.

Specialists, however, noted that this should be studied further. Read the whole article from Computerworld.


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