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Rice University

System to Secure Wireless Implantable Medical Devices

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

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