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.

What Others Are Saying

  1. Cara Fletcher Sep 17, 2007 at 5:47 pm

    The magnetic therapy is very helpful in cases of migraine and in my case it helps me very much.I recommend it to the other people too.

  2. Jeff Brailey Jan 4, 2007 at 6:49 pm

    Check out my blog about my experience with invasive cardiology: http://wordworks2001.blogspot.com