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1992 Gold Industrial Design Excellence Award from BusinessWeek and the IDSA for interface design.
1 of 25 given for all US products that year.
Pacemakers have two components: the titanium cased pulse generator and the silicone coated platinum electrical lead which is inserted into the wall of the heart. When a pacemaker is replaced after four years of use, it is connected to the previously implanted lead. Since there are different designs for the lead connectors and many manufacturers, understanding which pacemaker and/or adapters to order is very complicated.
The Fit interface simplifies this task by comparing families of pacemakers and leads and classifying the combinations using simple icons. Once a selection is made, a click on the icon drills down to detailed information on the parts and their fit (even including emergency procedures when there are no alternatives).