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Display panels tracing the history of ‘Telectronics’ cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators

Made by Telectronics Pty Ltd in Lane Cove, New South Wales, 1990.

Cardiac pacemakers are small, implantable devices that apply regular, minute electrical impulses to the muscles of the heart. They produce and maintain a normal heart rate in patients who have a condition called ‘heart block’, which means that their natural pacemaker (the sinoatrial node) is not functioning properly. As a result the pumping action of their heart is slowed down. This can lead to temporary loss of consciousness, or heart failure and death. Since heart pacemakers were first develop...

Summary

Object No.

2005/187/1

Physical Description

Display panels, set of 12, showing the history of the development of Telectronics cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator technology from 1963 to 1990, acrylic / electronic components, made by Telectronics Pty Ltd, Lane Cove, New South Wales, Australia, 1990

The square panels (or shadow boxes) are acrylic-fronted and have blue frames. They each contain mounted examples of Telectronics devices, such as implantable heart pacemakers or defibrillators or their accessories, together with graphs and explanatory text.

The panels are numbered and titled as follows:
1. 'Guardian implantable defibrillator' featuring two defibrillator units including patch electrodes, two graphs and accompanying text.
2. 'Quadra/ Aurora dual chamber casing systems' - two casing systems, three graphs, two graphics and text.
3. 'Reflex single chamber casing system' - three casing systems, three graphs, three graphics and text.
4. 'Meta ® MV/ Rate responsive pacing system' - two pacing system units, four graphics and text.
5. 'Telectronics Autima/ Dual chamber' - five pacing systems, four graphics, and text.
6. 'Telectronics Optima MPT/ Multi-programmable pacing system with advanced bi-directional telemetry' - one pacing system, three graphics and text.
7. 'Telectronics Pasar/ Programmable automatic scanning arrhythmia reversion' - two pulse generators with leads, two graphics, text.
8. 'Telectronics Optima/ VVI and multiprogrammable pacing systems' - one pacing system with lead, three graphics, text.
9. 'Telectronics 17 Series/ Programmable pacing systems' - three pacing systems with electrodes, three graphics, text.
10. 'Telectronics slimline pacing systems' - two pacing systems, two graphics, text.
11. 'Telectronics lithium power for a new generation of cardiac pacemaker technology' - five power systems, text.
12. 'Telectronics mercury powered titanium encapsulated/ Mercury powered epoxy resin encapsulated'- two titanium encapsulated units, five epoxy resin encapsulated units, text.

Dimensions

Height

605 mm

Width

407 mm

Depth

43 mm

Production

Notes

Made as a company promotional display for Telectronics Pty Ltd no earlier than 1990, which is the date referred to in the last of the 12 panels. According to text in each panel, Telectronics was at that time a 'member of the Nucleus group'.

Made

Telectronics Pty Ltd 1990

History

Notes

Made as a company promotional display for Telectronics Pty Ltd no earlier than 1990, which is the date referred to in the last of the 12 panels. According to the text in each panel, Telectronics was at that time a 'member of the Nucleus group'. Designed for wall-mounting, they were probably used in a company foyer or board room display.

Used

Telectronics Pty Ltd 1990

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Telectronics Pty Ltd, 2005

Acquisition Date

7 September 2005

Cite this Object

Harvard

Display panels tracing the history of 'Telectronics' cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 15 October 2018, <https://ma.as/331255>

Wikipedia

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