Abstract: A stimulation strategy for cochlear implants is disclosed. The method and devices that provides electrical stimuli seek to approximate the time domain response of a patient's neural system to electrical stimuli, to the time domain response of a normal hearing person to a corresponding acoustic stimulus.
Abstract: A system and method for delivering documents having dynamic content embedded over the worldwide Internet or a local internet or intranet. A data source is stored on a server computer connected to the Internet, the data source containing content in a form representing or reducible to names and corresponding values. Document templates are created by embedding dynamic tags and flow directives in markup language documents, the dynamic tags and flow directives containing one or more names of content stored in the data source. The document templates are stored on the server computer. The server computer can receive requests from client computers connected to the Internet, the requests identifying desired documents to be delivered.
Abstract: In an implantable pacemaker the pacing rate is adjusted in synchrony with the respiration of the patient to thereby mimic respiratory sinus arrhythmia noted in healthy patients. Preferably, first a metabolic demand parameter pacing parameter is derived from a metabolic demand of the patient, such as minute volume, and then this parameter is adjusted using a respiration detector. The adjustment may be made dependent on the exercise level of the patient, his age and his physical fitness.