Magnetic reed switches are used in active implantable medical devices as a simple way of placing the device in a known operational mode when a programmer is not available. For example, placing a magnet on a pacemaker sets it to VVI mode with a manufacturer-specified set of parameters. In other devices (e.g. implantable cardioverter/defibrillators), placing a
ImThera Medical announced this week that it received the CE Mark for the Aura6000 System to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea.