Abstract: A device for therapeutic treatment of cells and tissues in a living body by non-invasively applying a developed field of pulsating electrical energy to a body site to stimulate repair or growth of bone structure at the body site containing electronic counters to control the desired number of pulses, the pulse repetition rate and the pulse duty cycle. A sensor may be used to detect the occurrence of an applied pulse and produce a signal to control the developed field and may also be used to feed a circuit which tests the developed field to determine if it is adequate for the intended purpose. As an added feature, a circuit is provided to recover a portion of the energy in the developed field, during its decline, to reduce power consumption and dissipation.
Abstract: An improved atrial synchronous heart pacer includes means for generating an atrio-ventricular (A-V) interval control signal of automatically variable duration, which duration is a function of the sensed atrial heart rate (i.e. P-wave rate). A timing circuit establishes a basic timing interval for the generation of ventricular stimulation pulses, which interval may be modified by the control of the A-V interval signal. The A-V interval control signal preferably comprises the output of a P-wave triggered monostable multivibrator. The time constants of the multivibrator's timing circuits are scaled such that operation within the heart-rate range of 55-150 beats per minute prevents full recovery of the multivibrator following each sensed atrial beat and generation of an A-V output pulse, resulting in an A-V output pulse whose duration is a function of the time since the preceding trigger (i.e. rate).