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Medical Device Powered by Game Boy Advance

September 25, 2017


Twitter user found himself perplexed today when he opened an older electrocardiogram measurement instrument and found the components belonged to a Game Boy Advance.

The instrument is made by German company Medical Imaging Electronics and uses a wave produced by the ECG to electronically control a separate recording or imaging apparatus. At first look, it seems like any standard medical device. When opened, it’s revealed that the device’s screen and electronic parts belong to a Game Boy Advance, deconstructed and embedded inside. The Verge has contacted Medical Imaging Electronics for comment.

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A medical device with a Game Boy inside might seem bizarre, but it’s not that uncommon. Before single-chip computers like Raspberry Pis were popularized, the Game Boy was often used as the primary cheap, hackable alternative for controlling and programming a variety of things, like sewing machines or a sonar for finding fish up to 65 feet underwater.

Read the Rest of the Story at the Source: Check out this medical device powered by a Game Boy Advance – The Verge

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