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1. (WO2013156915) ENABLING DEVICE FOR IMPLANTABLE DEVICES

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/156915    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2013/052936
Publication Date: Fri Oct 25 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 13 01:59:59 CEST 2013
IPC: H04L 12/12
Applicants: COCHLEAR LIMITED
Inventors: VAN HULLE, Koenraad
VAN DEN HEUVEL, Koen
MESKENS, Werner
Title: ENABLING DEVICE FOR IMPLANTABLE DEVICES
Abstract:
Methods and devices for determining the operating mode of an implantable medical device are disclosed. A first device transmits a keep-alive signal to an implantable medical device. If the implantable medical device receives the keep-alive signal within a first time interval, the implantable medical device operates in a normal operating mode. If the implantable medical device does not receive the keep-alive signal with the first time interval, at least a portion of the implantable medical device is deactivated.