Earl Ethan Bakken
January 10, 1924
|Died||October 21, 2018 (aged 94)|
|Alma mater||University of Minnesota|
|Known for||founding Medtronic, inventing the wearable portable pacemaker, founding Bakken Museum|
Earl Ethan Bakken (January 10, 1924 – October 21, 2018) was an American engineer, businessman and philanthropist. He founded Medtronic, where he developed the first external, battery-operated, transistorized, wearable artificial pacemaker in 1957.
Bakken died at his Hawaii home on October 21, 2018 at the age of 94.
References[change | change source]
- Hebrew University of Jerusalem Institute of Chemistry: Earl E. Bakken
- Mykleseth, Kathryn. "Supersize solar setup underway on Big Isle". Honolulu Star Advertiser. Oahu Publications d.b.a. Staradvertiser.com. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
- Medtronic founder Earl Bakken Has Died at His Home In Hawaii
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Earl Bakken at Wikimedia Commons