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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:26 PM Edited by Stinky12, 05 April 2012 - 04:35 PM.

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Damn, my HDD are only 7200rpm sad.gif rolleyes.gif
http://www.dailytech...rticle24157.htm

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http://www.popsci.co...-heart?page=all

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:38 PM

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The dire need for a practical artificial heart hit Bud Frazier like a thunderclap one awful night in the 1960s. An eager medical student, Frazier had watched the legendary heart surgeon Michael DeBakey open the chest of a 24-year-old man and install a new heart valve. Later that night, the man’s heart stopped. It was up to Frazier to reach in, grab the warm but flaccid heart, and massage it with his hand to keep the blood pumping. As long as Frazier kept opening and closing his hand around the man’s heart, the man stayed alive. And Frazier was highly motivated to continue. The man’s eyes were open and looking right at him.

Today, Frazier is a white-haired eminence at the Texas Heart Institute, as calm, soft-spoken and slow-moving as his partner Cohn is loud and speedy. “DeBakey finally told me ‘Stop,’ ” Frazier recalled. “ ‘We can’t save him.’ The chief resident said the same thing; told me to quit. I didn’t want to stop. I had the boy’s eyes right on mine. Finally, I stopped, and he died. I thought, ‘My god, if I can do that with my hand, we must be able to develop something we can pull off a shelf.’ ”
Hypotheticaly speaking: Would it be possible to allow the the guy with the busted heart to do the hand-heart-pumping him self?

Also, i guess that would give a new meaning to "taking your life into your own hands". rolleyes.gif

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:44 PM

Shouldn't it be bpm, not rpm?

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:49 PM

QUOTE (leik oh em jeez! @ Thursday, Apr 5 2012, 16:44)
Shouldn't it be bpm, not rpm?

There is no more beats so it's not bpm (beats per minute), it's RPM as inside has a small turbine engine that "pumps" blood continuously thought out the body. It makes a small hum when the turbine is running, just think of it like the pump for your water cooling setup.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:01 PM

QUOTE (Stinky12 @ Thursday, Apr 5 2012, 16:49)
just think of it like the pump for your water cooling setup.

So we can go OTT with glowing lights and sh*t ?

In all seriousness looks f*cking awesome.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:08 PM

It even looks good. Not that that is the important part but it is a perk. Seriously bloody amazing what we're capable of these days. Made for a very interesting distraction from doing the dishes, but alas, I must return to them *sigh*. Cheers for sharing this, man.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:02 PM

One more step to becoming a Cyborg. Cybermen arise.
If only they could make artificial nerves work.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:12 PM

This is nice but how likely is it to break compared to real heart failure?

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:13 PM

QUOTE (lil weasel @ Thursday, Apr 5 2012, 20:02)
One more step to becoming a Cyborg. Cybermen arise.
If only they could make artificial nerves work.

Baby steps and all that. This is so Deus Ex.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:18 PM

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This is nice but how likely is it to break compared to real heart failure?

By the time its actually implemented as a heart replacement for humans I believe it would have break less. It will defiantly be easier to fix.

I didn't read the entire article so excuse me if this is mentioned in there but did it say how the heart regulated the amount of blood following ? Like when someone is doing exercise the heart has to beat faster ?

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:26 PM

f*ck yeah, Deus Ex here we come. I don't know what I'm going to replace yet.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:29 PM

QUOTE (DeeperRed @ Thursday, Apr 5 2012, 21:18)
It will defiantly be easier to fix.

Doesn't matter, if it stops you are f*cked. You won't have enough time to react, at least I can't imagine how you would do that.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:37 PM

QUOTE (lil weasel @ Thursday, Apr 5 2012, 18:02)
One more step to becoming a Cyborg. Cybermen arise.
If only they could make artificial nerves work.

I want iRobot style metal arms.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:43 PM

They already installed it in humans, so far 3 of them, plus 50 cows.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:26 PM

Sounds cool to have a turbine heart in the chest. There are turbine motorcycles so why not turbine hearts. I'm waiting for a turbine penis.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:44 PM

QUOTE (_____ @ Friday, Apr 6 2012, 05:29)
QUOTE (DeeperRed @ Thursday, Apr 5 2012, 21:18)
It will defiantly be easier to fix.

Doesn't matter, if it stops you are f*cked. You won't have enough time to react, at least I can't imagine how you would do that.

By the way does the link not work for anyone else?

Pfft, my heart stops beating all the time, i just head down to the old doc and he fixes me up.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:34 PM

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The pulseless heart has been installed in calves with success, but only one human: a 55-year-old named Craig Lewis who suffered from amyloidosis. The heart actually worked perfectly, but Lewis died from complications of the disease (complications, for the record, unrelated to his heart: it was liver and kidney failure that ended his struggle with amyloidosis). The reason I'd pick this heart? Lewis's wife noted that in place of a heartbeat, his heart hummed. If I'm going to be a cyborg, I'm going to sound like one too, dammit.



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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:54 PM

Humming like a cyborg? That's f*ckin' awesome!

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:01 AM

Does it come in navy blue?

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:35 AM

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which leaves its patients with absolutely no pulse.


Reminds me of a news report I heard about where paramedics failed to detect one of the victims of a car accident was still alive.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:54 AM

seems like the next logical step is to provide custom options when you have this thing installed.

colors, lights, etc.
we already have the humming sound.

and if you've got colors and lights, you need to be able to see them.
so they need to install a clear acrylic plate on your chest right over the new organ. sort of like the engine bay on some exotic cars.

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not only does this allow for easier access, but you'll always be able to see the pulsing and the glow without a shirt or through light/thin clothing.
this would be the ultimate accessory for being seen when you're out, dancing at the club or whatever. it would also be awesome to see during sex icon14.gif

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:48 AM

Hah, great. Until someone throws a magnet at you. ph34r.gif

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:38 AM

Should propose this to my collegues, might aswell replace our server HDDs with these babies.
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