Biogalvanic Cardiac Pacemaker, 1965-70
Artifact no. 1985.0605
Canada Science and Technology Museum
DescriptionThis biogalvanic pacemaker represents an interesting experiment in symbiotic medical technology design. Like all pacemakers, its main function was to keep the heart beating in rhythm. At the same time, it also relied on the body’s fluids to complete the battery circuit and keep the pacemaker in operation. The pacemaker thus served as both a provider/receiver of biological support during operation.
Made in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Date archivedMarch 28 2018
Last editedJune 14 2018