A blog about what is new (and old) in the world of active implantable medical devices 

Facebook Twitter Gplus Flickr LinkedIn YouTube RSS
magnify
Home AIMD Companies Archive for category "Arco Medical (1969-1980)"
formats

Original Datasheet for Arco’s Nuclear Pacemakers (ca. 1974)

Some time ago, my friend and colleague Paul Spehr gave me a copy of Arco Medical’s product catalog.  I scanned the original datasheets for Arco Medical’s nuclear fixed-rate and demand pacemakers models NU-5 and NU-6 and posted them here in pdf format: Arco_Nuclear_Datasheets Click here for a color picture and more information on Arco Medical’s nuclear pacemakers.

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
Comments Off on Original Datasheet for Arco’s Nuclear Pacemakers (ca. 1974)  comments 
formats

Arco Medical’s Nuclear-Powered Pacemaker (ca.1974)

An isotopic thermoelectric generator was developed in the US by Numec Corporation under a contract from the US Atomic Energy Commission and sold for $3,200 (back in 1974). The thermopile consisted of doped bismuth telluride pairs that were placed in a parallel/series arrangement to generate some 300 μW of power to run this Arco Medical

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
1 Comment  comments