American inventions


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I use these file to make my engineering students familiarised wkith scientific inventions and technical developments of the world. Along with which I also would like to give them an indepth knowledge about the current way of using English language too. This slide show is about American inventions- the aritificial heart- Abiocor, Please go through these and let me know your opinion.

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American inventions

  1. 1. American Inventions The 4th of July celebrates the birthday of the USA, and allows us to take time to reflect on life, liberty and all the other great freedoms we have living here
  2. 2. PROMINENT INVENTIONS As part of that celebration, this week we’re highlighting some prominent inventions that have impacted all of our lives since the founding of The USA.
  3. 3. We’ll highlight one invention from the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries
  4. 4. Our Heart. The human heart beats around 2.5 billion times in an average lifespan. Each day, it pumps over 2,000 gallons of blood, providing each cell in the body with fresh oxygen - without which, we cannot survive …
  5. 5. Heart Beat It seems like without a heart beating in our chest, we would be toast, right? Not so fast…
  6. 6. Not quite that way Dr. David Lederman, who founded Abiomed, Inc. a year after his father died of a heart attack, didn’t quite see it that way.
  7. 7. Dead when heart stops? There is no reason a person should die when their heart stops,” Lederman said in a 2003 interview with CBS News
  8. 8. It need not be ! If the person’s brain and the rest of his body is in good shape, why should people die?”
  9. 9. Artificial Heart With that in mind, Lederman and Abiomed, Inc. created the AbioCor, a grapefruit-sized, plastic-and- titanium artificial heart
  10. 10. First Recipient Robert Tools became the first human recipient of a self- contained artificial heart on July 2, 2001.
  11. 11. Rewriting Destiny The company deemed it would be considered a success if Tools survived for 60 days following the procedure
  12. 12. Living with artificial Heart He survived for 151 days. Before his death, his artificial heart had beat over 20 million times inside Tools.
  13. 13. What not is POSSIBLE AbioCor was named Time Magazine’s Invention ofthe 2001 (#1Year for   in Health ),category “for saving the life of Robert Tools and changing our perception ofwhat is possible
  14. 14. Unlike the world’s first artificial heart, the Jarvik-7, developed in the 1980s by Dr. Robert Jarvik and its modern version, the SynCardia CardioWest, the AbioCor is self-contained, meaning it isn’t connected to external machines
  15. 15. Permanent SolutionsAnd unlike its predecessors, which were created as a temporary solution for patients waiting for a human heart transplant, the AbioCor is a permanent  replacement
  16. 16. Responsible Engineering Though many developments have been made in the 12 years since AbioCor’s creation, it can be traced back as the spawn of these new devices, responsible for redefining perceptions of life, and allowing humans to survive without a living heart
  17. 17. Student to Inventor Whether you’re watching fireworks or barbecuing with friends, make your own contributions to your society; if you can’t be an inventor be an innovative student at least.