Windows Heart Monitor
As long as it's not running Windows, it should be good.
"Hi, I'm Clippy, it looks like you're having a heart attack. What do you want to do...?"
A New York woman has became the first person to receive a pacemaker wirelessly connected to her doctor, enabling monitoring and checkups without all that mucking about examining people. The device contains a radio transmitter which connects to receiving equipment in New Yorker Carol Kasyjanski's home, using a very low-power …
... as I have a sensor inserted which transmits my Blood Glucose levels to my insulin pump.
I'm sure they could have it transmit via a basestation whenever I was within range or even design it to take a data only sim. The insulin pump doesn't need to be constantly monitored by a doctor though.
I assume that you need to recharge the battery on this pacemaker fairly frequently though - I get about 6 days out of my battery and it is only transmitting less than a metre.
Gee what would happen if some hacker hijacked your pace maker and set it to kill you or at the other extreme rerouted the information to a 3rd party and they sold that information to .... etc etc... and yes I can see homeland security getting involved in this. Yikes would I trust anything Homeland Security Does? Hell no they can't even handle terrorists without everybody giving up their civil liberties. Hey go ahead and read my email. Who knows maybe the spammers will spam you as well.. now where do I post the email address to the head of Homeland Security...
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