Freedom Portable Driver System

The SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t) gives patients a second chance at life, and the Freedom® Portable Driver gives them the power to live it to the fullest.

Features & Benefits

After a TAH-t patient becomes clinically stable, they can be switched from the Companion 2 (C2) Hospital Driver to the Freedom Driver, a smaller, lighter pneumatic pump for the TAH-t, which offers increased mobility. Patients who meet discharge criteria can then be released from the hospital to enjoy active and independent lives at home with their families and friends while they wait for a matching donor heart.

Regulatory Approvals

  • FDA: June 26, 2014
  • Health Canada: May 25, 2011

Increased Mobility and Freedom

Weighing 15 lbs (~6.8 kg), the Freedom Driver can be worn in the Backpack or Shoulder Bag and has supported patients as young as 11 years old. The increased mobility provided by the Freedom Driver allows patients to exercise more easily.

Quality of Life

Discharged patients are able to enjoy the company of their loved ones, sleep in their own beds, cook their own meals, enjoy recreational activities like hiking and dancing, and in some cases, even go back to work.


The Freedom Driver is powered by two lithium-ion batteries that can be recharged through a standard electrical outlet. 

Use & Experience

The Freedom Driver has supported more than 350 patients worldwide, accounting for more than 240 patient-years of support.

*Number may vary based on internal data collected