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Possible Conflict of iPad2 & Programmable Shunts

January 6, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

Those of us who work with individuals who have hydrocephalus and other conditions in which a cerebral shunt may be used should follow the discussion about whether the magnets in the iPad2 could cause problems.  The Pennsylvania Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation and others have been looking into concerns about use of the iPad2 around individuals with programmable shunts. People with programmable valves/shunts have to take precautions to minimize exposure to magnets. There is a possibility of interference with the programming, but it all depends on magnet strength, orientation, and distance from the valve/shunt.

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