A 14 year old student has presented her science fair project to a group of doctors, in which she said the magnets on an iPad 2 can stop a pacemaker in someone’s chest if, they say, fall asleep with the tablet on their chest.
Gianna Chien, 14, of Stockton California, presented her findings to more than 8,000 doctors at the Heart Rhythm Society meeting. She said there seemed to be no danger if the device was held away from the body. Apple recommends the iPad be held at least at least six inches from the body and turned off in medical facilities if so advised.
Chien’s father Walter is , a cardiac electrophysiologist, and assisted his daughter coordinate the testing of the patients.