Clockwork heart pacemaker does away with batteries

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R.a.v.e.n wrote:

Or, as another Spaniard (Guillermo Del Toro) suggested — by demonstration ;) — in the first Hellboy movie, the patient could just be given a wind-up key, and wind up his own pacemaker every so often. That would at least transfer the workload from his heart muscles to his arm muscles!

Aug 31, 2014 7:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
anonymot wrote:

I have a great Automatic watch and have had others. Problem is, this one stopped holding its windup long enough to cover a long night’s sleep. OK, I have to rewind it, because the manufacturer can’t figure out what’s wrong with it after 4 returns (Beauchat.) If it was my heart stopping I’d be really angry – or dead.

Aug 31, 2014 9:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
RET_SFC wrote:

“… aims to get around the problem with his device, using automatic clockwork first developed for pocket watches by Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Perrelet in 1777.”

There goes that patent, then, that’s VERY well established Prior Art, isn’t it?

Aug 31, 2014 9:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant!

Aug 31, 2014 1:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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