In 2021 Vital Beat supplied products for research on Pacemaker and ICD Protection. This research was led by a sports cardiologist from the Czech republic.
In the paper that has been published following the research, it is mentioned how especially contact sports put the pacemaker and ICD wearer at risk of possible damage to the skin surrounding the device. As a possible solution to damage by impact, protection wear is mentioned. On top of that, the paper points out how American guidelines recommend considering the use of protective clothing when participating in contact sports.
If you wish to read the paper yourself you can find the original paper in Czech here.
A translated English version can be found here.
Disclaimer: The Czech text has been translated to English using Google Translate. Any descrepancies or differences created in the translation are not binding. Vital Beat will not be held responsible for any incorrect or inaccurare translation that may result from using Google translate.