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Linux powers patient pacemaker programmer

Jun 8, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

IBM and St. Jude Medical used embedded Linux to build a device that lets cardiac care clinicians retrieve and analyze data from implanted cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and pacemakers, and make programmatic changes to them. The St. Jude Merlin Patient Care System runs a customized MontaVista Linux operating system on an Intel Pentium M processor.

Find out all about the Merlin, and the newly formed IBM unit that helped St. Jude implement the device, in our complete Device Profile:

Device Profile: Merlin Patient Care System


 
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