Current bugbears

Joe Pfeiffer joseph at
Tue Sep 4 22:03:21 CEST 2007

Jim Thompson writes:

>> "I'm sorry, sir, but we are requiring you to turn off your pacemaker
>> to avoid any possible interference with aircraft avionics systems.
>> This is for your own safety, sir"
>Pacemakers aren't "handheld".
>Medical devices (and the Li batters that normally power them) are  
>generally exempted, as long
>as the battery has the correct markings.
>The wristwatch could be viewed as a medical device, (timing of  
>medicine, glucose monitoring, meal timing, etc.)
>Man this thread has gone off the rails.

Sorry, it was just a mental image I couldn't resist.

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