Medtronic co-founder Earl Bakken, 94, dies at Hawaii home

//Medtronic co-founder Earl Bakken, 94, dies at Hawaii home

Medtronic co-founder Earl Bakken, 94, dies at Hawaii home

Earl Bakken, the electrical engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist who invented the first wearable heart pacemaker, has died at his Hawaii home. He was 94. Bakken co-founded Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) in 1949 in Minneapolis along with his brother-in-law Palmer Hermundslie. The medical electronic technology company was the first to build wearable battery powered pacemakers. Medtronic, which is still headquartered in Minneapolis, is the world’s largest medical device company, with 86,000 full-time…

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By | 2018-10-22T23:22:12+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Technology|

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