MEMS Can End Heart Disease
This 14mm medical implant holds the key.
If you were to take a toothpick and break it into thirds…
One of those pieces represents its length and width.
And if you were to open it up, inside you’d find the “digital cure” for heart disease.
A MEMS microsensor.
As you know, sensors have been around for decades.
- The fire alarms in our homes have sensors to detect heat or smoke.
- Your digital camera has a sensor to control the autofocus feature.
- Our cars have sensors that activate the airbags in a collision.
And sensors have become infinitely more powerful over the years.
But, as the name suggests…
MEMS Microsensors have a cutting-edge advantage over their predecessors. They are incredibly small.
In fact, they can be as small as a single micron.
Here’s how you can picture a micron. Take that same third of a toothpick…
Now break that into 14,000 pieces. One of those pieces is a micron.
A MEMS Microsensor Can Be So Small
It’s Invisible to the Naked Eye.
It allows this tiny implant to be safely inserted just beneath the skin, below your collarbone. And it can be easily removed. No wires, no risky surgery.
Now before I show you MEMS’ secret for delivering a knockout blow to heart disease…
Let’s first compare it to the most common medical implant for this illness.
It’s a procedure called Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT).
That’s the official name for an implantable cardio-defibrillator that monitors and manages irregular heartbeats.
It’s also known as a pacemaker.
If you know someone who has one, then you’re aware the surgery involves:
- Cutting a deep incision into your chest
- Sliding two wires down a major artery
- Attaching those wires to the walls of your heart
- Finally, implanting a sizeable computer and electrical generator in your chest.
Here’s what it looks like on an X-Ray.
And, it’s worth mentioning…
You will be awake during the entire procedure. And it’s no picnic after.
Doctors will tell you that wearing a seatbelt in your car can cause chest discomfort thanks to your Pacemaker.
MRIs, cell phones, even the magnets in the headphones of iPods have been proven to cause interference with the pacemaker’s computer.
So take a few moments to…