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2007/23/9 Demonstration kit, for 'Nucleus Freedom' implant system, metal / plastic / electrical components / velvet / foam / paper / cardboard, Cochlear Limited, Lane Cove, New South Wales, Australia, 2005. Click to enlarge.

Demonstration kit for 'Nucleus Freedom' implant system

Made
This is the fourth generation of cochlear implant technology developed by Cochlear to restore hearing to people with severe to profound hearing loss. The device contains a number of innovative features, including being splash-proof, allowing it to be worn in the rain and wet or humid environments. The speech processor can be worn behind the ear, or on the body, and has an LCD panel allowing parents to check on their child's equipment. The device also provides improved performance in noisy …

Summary

Object No.

2007/23/9

Object Statement

Demonstration kit, for 'Nucleus Freedom' implant system, metal / plastic / electrical components / velvet / foam / paper / cardboard, Cochlear Limited, Lane Cove, New South Wales, Australia, 2005

Physical Description

Demonstration kit for 'Nucleus Freedom' implant system, metal / plastic / electrical components / velvet / foam / paper / cardboard, made by Cochlear Limited, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2005

Demonstration kit consists of 'Nucleus' freedom implant system inside a bronze coloured suitcase with silver coloured handle and locks. The components of the system include a 'Nucleus Freedom' implant, a 'Nucleus Freedom' speech processor and transmitter in the behind-the-ear (BTE) configuration, a 'Nucleus Freedom' bodyworn controller, three speech processors in different colours, two silicon tubes, one Bodyworn shoe and cable, an extra cable and a 'Nucleus Freedom' information booklet.

The components sit in foam cut-outs in a velvet-lined tray. The booklet sits in a clear perspex holder. The interior of the lid has a human ear and head in relief. Underneath the tray is a black Bodyworn harness and clear plastic wallet containing a belt pouch. The suitcase has a shoulder strap and keys wrapped in plastic and a foam strip to protect the outer case and handle.

Production

Notes

Designed by Cochlear Limited, Australia, via a collaborative research and development effort involving local and overseas teams:
Cochlear Ltd E&RL (Externals and Recipient Life) Research and Development Group
Helbling Technik AG
Ergonomidesign AB
Cochlear Technology Centre (Belgium)
Philips Electronics (Belgium)

This is a demonstration unit designed for promotional use only.

History

Notes

This system was lent to the Museum for display in the Engineering Excellence exhibition in 2005-2006. A 'Nucleus Freedom' system was also displayed in the Australian Design Awards exhibition from July 2006 - June 2007.

The 'Nucleus Freedom' system received Engineering Excellence Awards in 2005 in the categories of Research and Development, and Manufacturing Products, Facilities and Processes.

The 'Nucleus Freedom' system received an Australian Design Award and Powerhouse Museum Selection in 2006, and the 2006 Engineers Australia Award for Engineering Design Excellence presented at the 2006 Australian Design Awards ceremony. In 2006 over 200 entries were received in the Australian Design Awards competition. The judging panel recommended 41 of these products receive an Australian Design Mark and of these, 21 products for an Australian Design Award. The products receiving the Australian Design Award and the Powerhouse Museum Selection were announced at a dinner and awards ceremony on 19th May 2006 at Wharf 8, Sydney.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Cochlear Limited, 2007

Acquisition Date

26 February 2007

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