The Freedom Portable Driver
Bronze Winner, Critical-Care and Emergency-Medicine Products
The Freedom portable driver, manufactured and submitted by SynCardia Systems Inc. (Tucson, AZ), is the world’s first wearable power supply for SynCardia’s Total Artificial Heart. Weighing 13.5 lbs, the Freedom driver allows stable Total Artificial Heart patients to wait for a donor heart at home instead of at the hospital.
Supply and design credit go to Bimba Manufacturing (University Park, IL), Origin Product Development (Maynard, MA), Lynium LLC (Tucson, AZ), Yarbrough Electronic Sales (Tucson, AZ), Applimotion Inc. (Loomis, CA), and CGI Inc. (Carson City, NV).