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Pacesetter’s 1973 Rechargeable Pacemaker

Yesterday I visited the Udvar-Hazy Center of the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Chantilly, VA.  There I found this demo rechargeable pacemaker being displayed as a spinoff of NASA’s technology with the following explanation: I can’t remember exactly where I found the picture of a Pacesetter model BD102 VVI, but the story behind it

 
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Second Sight Receives FDA Clearance for Argus II Retinal Prosthesis

On February 4, 2013, after more than 20 years of research and development, Second Sight Medical Products, Inc., announced that its Argus® II Retinal Prosthesis System (“Argus II”) has received U.S. market approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat individuals with late stage retinitis pigmentosa (RP). This announcement follows receipt of the European

 
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Second Sight’s Implantable Retinal Prosthesis

Second Sight Medical Products, Inc., located in Los Angeles, CA, was founded in 1998 by Alfred Mann to develop a retinal prosthesis to provide sight to patients blinded from outer retinal degenerations, such as Retinitis Pigmentosa. Second Sight’s Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System is intended to provide electrical stimulation of the retina to induce visual

 
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AIMD Companies Founded by Alfred E. Mann

Alfred E. Mann holds B.A. and M.S. degrees in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles and honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Southern California, The Johns Hopkins University, Western University and the Technion Institute (Israel), as well as, Research Professor, University of Southern California, and Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, University of

 
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