Living without a pulse: Engineering a better artificial heart

December 5th, 2013

Scientists at the Texas Heart Institute are working to create a permanent artificial heart. The new heart device propels blood through the body, rather than pumps it. Two magnetic fields control the blades’ oscillations, which rotate about 2,000 times a minute.
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Artificial heart inventor honoured as QUT Young Alumnus

July 24th, 2013

Dr Daniel Timms’ work was honoured with the QUT Young Alumnus of the Year award at the annual Outstanding Alumni Awards at the Brisbance Convention and Exhibition Centre this week.
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Donor brings inventor of artificial heart closer to Houston

April 7th, 2013

Australian engineer’s device has lots of believers here

By Eric Berger  |   January 12, 2013  |   Updated: January 14, 2013 4:43pm
The world’s elite heart surgeons have long and fruitlessly sought to develop a replacement for the muscle continually thumping inside our chests.
Could it really be, then, that a 39-year-old mechanical engineer from Australia’s Gold Coast will succeed where the luminous DeBakeys, Cooleys, Jarviks and Fraziers failed?
Some sharp people in Houston already think so. In fact, they’re betting $2.1 million that Aussie Daniel Timms is the bloke for the job.
Among the believers are Dr. Denton Cooley, who founded the Texas Heart Institute 50 years ago, and Dr. Bud Frazier, a surgeon there who has transplanted more hearts than anyone in the world, and a principal in the development of multiple heart pumps and artificial hearts.
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BIVACOR: AN UNBREAKABLE HEART

December 20th, 2011

A Brisbane-based team has achieved what many thought impossible.
Biomedical engineer Dr Dan Timms and intensive care Associate Professor John Fraser have teamed up in Prince Charles Hospital to design and develop BiVACOR – a revolutionary artificial heart, set to save thousands of lives.
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Thirty-one Queensland innovators win $50k each

December 1st, 2011

An artificial heart and a modular bathroom for the mining industry are among the 31 innovations to win up to $50,000 funding as part of a program titled What’s your big idea Queensland?
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