Wilson Greatbatch, co-inventor of the pacemaker, has died at the age of 92

Wilson Greatbatch

Tuesday 27th of September, the co-inventor of the pacemaker, Wilson Greatbatch, died at the respectable age of 92 years. With the invention of the pacemaker as first implantable medical device, he created the basis of modern implantable medical devices used today. He is also founder of the Greatbatch company which put a lot of effort into the improvement of battery lifetime for implants. I believe that for many of the modern engineers he has been a great and inspiring person.


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