List of currently used medical implants
Hey, I was thinking we should look into all of the currently utilized/approved implants. Familiarity would kind of give us a what can/can't be done without much innovation. I'm really most interested in class III stuff. The FDA has some kind of registration search, but I can't access it at work. (https://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/DeviceRegulationandGuidance/HowtoMarketYourDevice/RegistrationandListing/ucm134495.htm)
Shunts (like CSF shunts)
Drug eluting implants (like birth control)
Orthopedic implants (artificial hip, bone screws etc)
Soft tissue repair implants (like hernia repair mesh)
Intraoccular Lens implants
Vagus Nerve stimulators
Anyhow.. I've been looking at the free online college courses regarding implant design etc. I hope to some day have the time and energy. It might be cool to pick out a few implants and tear them apart. I mean, we could try to get all the data we can.. look at the patent.. determine all the details such as what kind of battery, what kinds of coatings, what the output looks like etc. If we could actually get ahold of one to break too..
Not that we really need more things to do but I'd definitely be interested.