Biogalvanic Cardiac Pacemaker, 1965-70
Artifact no. 1985.0605
Canada Science and Technology Museum


Publication/Creation Date
1965
Creators/Contributors
National Research Council Of Canada (NRCC) (creator)
Media Type
Graphical Image
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
This 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.
HCI Platform
Implantables
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Chest, Heart
Technology Keywords
Pacemaker
Source
https://ingeniumcanada.org/ingenium/collection-research/collection-item.php?id=1985.0605.001

Related Collections
The Wearable Past (2018)
Date archived
March 28 2018
Last edited
June 14 2018
How to cite this entry
National Research Council of Canada (NRCC). (1965). "Biogalvanic Cardiac Pacemaker, 1965-70
Artifact no. 1985.0605
Canada Science and Technology Museum". Canada Science and Technology Museum. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/2887