System to Secure Wireless Implantable Medical Devices (image) Rice University Share Print E-Mail Caption Rice University engineers have created a system to secure wireless implantable medical devices like pacemakers and insulin pumps. Their system requires the medical worker to touch the patient with a programmer device to gain access to information on the implant. The patient's unique heartbeat serves as a temporary password. Credit Masoud Rostami/Rice University Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.