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2014/121/1 Cochlear Nucleus CR120 Intraoperative Remote Assistant kit, plastic / metal / electronic components, Cochlear Limited, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2013. Click to enlarge.

Remote assistant for cochlear implant surgery

Designed
After Rod Saunders became the first patient to receive one of Professor Graeme Clark's prototype cochlear implants, in 1978, he was surrounded by a roomful of equipment to test his hearing. The equipment required for testing has since shrunk to become this Intraoperative Remote Assistant, which was made by Cochlear in Sydney in 2013. The company's implants and external speech processors have also improved greatly since Clark began his research, thanks to the work of many medical, engineering …

Summary

Object No.

2014/121/1

Object Statement

Cochlear Nucleus CR120 Intraoperative Remote Assistant kit, plastic / metal / electronic components, Cochlear Limited, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2013

Physical Description

Remote Assistant kit consisting of yellow carry bag with black trim and components inside. The components include a quick reference guide (draft), padded protector, yellow CR120 Intraoperative Remote Assistant, USB cable attached to Assistant and battery charger, battery charger, global power adaptor, cable attached to battery charger and power adaptor, CP180 Sound Processor, coil spacer (clear plastic ring) and 3 speech processor parts. The components sit within black rubber foam.

Marks

No marks

Dimensions

Height

240 mm

Width

250 mm

Depth

75 mm

Production

Notes

The kit was designed and made by Cochlear Ltd, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2013.

History

Notes

This object was displayed in the 2013 Australian International Design Awards exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum from July 2013 - August 2014.

Cochlear Nucleus CR120 Intraoperative Remote Assistant received an Australian International Design Award and the Powerhouse Museum Design Award in 2013. It also received a silver award in the implant product category at the 2013 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) in the USA.

Since 1992 the Powerhouse Museum has recognised excellence in Australian product design with its own award as part of the annual Australian International Design Awards (AIDA) program. The Museum displays the winning products in the AIDA gallery for one year. Some of these products and relevant design models and documents are added to the Museum's permanent collection of Australian industrial design. The Museum's selection is made from the AIDA finalists and the selection criteria include good design, innovation, sustainability and the significance of a product to Australia's material culture.

There were 258 entries and 169 finalist recognised in the 2013 awards. The products receiving the Australian International Design Award were announced at a gala dinner and awards ceremony on 30th May at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. At this ceremony the recipient of the Powerhouse Museum Design Award for 2013 was announced. The products receiving the Powerhouse Museum selection for display in the Australian International Design Awards exhibition were also revealed at the ceremony.

The Powerhouse Museum Design Award is presented to an Australian-designed product that has potential to make a significant improvement to the quality of the environment, health or wellbeing. It can also recognise a significant innovation to an industry.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Cochlear Ltd, 2014

Acquisition Date

29 October 2014

Cite this Object

Harvard

Remote assistant for cochlear implant surgery 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 9 February 2023, <https://ma.as/511102>

Wikipedia

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