Heart Pacemaker

Heart Pacemaker

     

This is a demonstration unit of a rechargeable pacemaker developed at the Johns Hopkins University under grants from several Federal agencies, including NASA. The unit includes micro-miniaturized electronics and rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries among other technologies that were refined during the first decades of spaceflight. These technologies were essential for developing sophisticated scientific packages for space and NASA actively sought out companies that would apply the hardware and skills to Earth applications.

Pacesetter Systems, Inc. donated this unit to the Museum in 1976.

Gift of Pacesetter Systems, Inc.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Pacesetter Systems, Inc.

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Space Science

Type
EQUIPMENT-Medical

Materials
Stainless steel casing with aluminum parts and wires and plastic components
Dimensions
3-D: 3.8 x 0.6 x 2.5cm (1 1/2 x 1/4 x 1 in.)

This is a demonstration unit of a rechargeable pacemaker developed at the Johns Hopkins University under grants from several Federal agencies, including NASA. The unit includes micro-miniaturized electronics and rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries among other technologies that were refined during the first decades of spaceflight. These technologies were essential for developing sophisticated scientific packages for space and NASA actively sought out companies that would apply the hardware and skills to Earth applications.

Pacesetter Systems, Inc. donated this unit to the Museum in 1976.

Gift of Pacesetter Systems, Inc.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Pacesetter Systems, Inc.

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Space Science

Type
EQUIPMENT-Medical

Materials
Stainless steel casing with aluminum parts and wires and plastic components
Dimensions
3-D: 3.8 x 0.6 x 2.5cm (1 1/2 x 1/4 x 1 in.)

ID: A19761847000