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J. Stephenson ; IEEE Spectrum, New York, NY

Developments during 1992 are reviewed. Much progress was made in developing a variety of innovative devices that diagnose and treat health problems or aid basic biomedical research, but unprecedented delays were experienced in approving medical devices in the US. A particularly active area of medical electronics has been implantable defibrillators. Another promising area is the development of ophthalmic lasers that correct vision by reshaping the eye. Commercial products based on biosensors are emerging, owing to advances in a number of areas and the demand that products using biosensors be more efficient and cost less than current approaches

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IEEE Spectrum  (Volume:30 ,  Issue: 1 )