Electric cars and Pacemakers

There electric mobility it is covered with an aura of mystery dictated by disinformation. Maybe because it doesn't have the muffler or because it is silent ... but theelectric car raises really bizarre doubts, especially on the subject of security:
But when it rains, is it necessary to get out of the car?
I would say no, if you don't want to get wet!
But do we have to mount a lightning rod?
Absolutely not! Unless his job is a storm and tornado hunter!

Irony aside, a more complicated question concerns the use of pacemaker. On the web we often read that the pacemaker could encounter malfunctions when the bearer is on board a 'electric car due to electromagnetic interference. This doubt is completely unfounded anguish just like the fear of lightning, let's see why.

It is true, in some cases, i pecemaker implanted may be affected by the signals emitted by particular electrical devices but this is not the case with battery-powered vehicles. Luis R. Scott and Fernando Tondato, doctors at the Mayo Clinic of Arizona, conducted tests on electric vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf and the Toyota Prius. The Mayo Clinic appears to be the first study of its kind. The research attempted to identify any interactions between the electric cars and i pacemaker.

Thirty patients with pacemaker, patients were constantly monitored while using the car. Patients stayed in close proximity to all of one's electrical components Toyota Prius and physicians paid particular attention to detect any disruption of the normal activity of the pacemaker.

THE electric and magnetic fields were measured in six positions:
to the driver's seat
to the front passenger seat
to the rear seats, both in the right and left lateral position
on the outside of the car in both front and rear positions

After the measurements, according to the study authors, no negative results were ever detected. The test was also conducted with the racing car traveling at different speeds, both at 50 km / h and 100 km / h. There electric car he underwent other tests and never generated a clinically relevant amount of EMI.

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