Three Inventions from Fischell
Award-winning medical inventor and philanthropist Robert Fischell spoke at the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference about three disruptive healthcare innovations he’s developing: an implantable early warning system for heart attacks, an electro-magnetic dampener for migraines, and a neurostimulator implant for preventing epileptic seizures.
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Fischell is responsible for the first implantable insulin pump, the rechargeable pacemaker, and highly flexible coronary artery stents. A physicist and engineer with three sons — one cardiologist, one physicist and one MBA — as collaborators, he’s the kind of natural-born inventor who takes obvious pleasure in making things work.