Nobelprijs Geneeskunde naar Amerikaan en Noors echtpaar
... landgenoten die buiten Nederland zijn geboren worden meegeteld, komt het aantal Nederlandse winnaars op drie. In 1924 eerde de jury de in Nederlands-Indië geboren arts Willem Einthoven, die elektrocardiografie (hartslagmeting) heeft uitgevonden.
What Is Biomedical Engineering?
However, the first wearable hearing aids had to await the development of the transistor by William Shockley and his team at Bell Laboratories. Subsequent development of micro-integrated circuits and advance battery technology has led to miniature ...
Breakthroughs in medicine
The first major breakthrough came in 1903, when the Dutch psychologist Willem Einthoven invented a 'string galvanometer' to record the electrical impulses produced by the heart. It worked by carrying the feeble electrical impulses in the arms and legs ...
Wearable electronics provide better insight into the heart's health
Problems with the heart can be relatively common but, because they can present themselves infrequently, are often hard to diagnose. One method of investigating the heart is for the patient to undergo an electrocardiogram (ECG). But an ECG will only ...