Thursday, June 02, 2005

Zarlink Zl70100 wireless communication implants for sale at last

Zarlink Introduces World's First Wireless Chip Designed Specifically for In-Body Communication Systems:
"Merging RF (radio frequency) and ultra low-power expertise, ZL™212270100 transceiver chip fully complies with MICS (Medical Implant Communication Service) standard

"Applications include implanted pacemakers, defibrillators, neurostimulators and blood glucose sensors

OTTAWA, CANADA, May 31, 2005. Zarlink Semiconductor (NYSE/TSX:ZL) today introduced the world's first transceiver chip designed exclusively for wireless communication systems that link implanted medical devices and base stations."

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Christian Bok's work in progress: The Cyborg Opera

Synth Loops from The Cyborg Opera by Christian Bök (mp3, 2:27)

Bök, presently at the University of Calgary, is the author of Eunoia (2001), which sold over 15,000 copies in under a year and won the $40,000 Griffin Prize for Poetic Excellence.