Andrea, United States

Andrea became a C1-C2 quadriplegic following an automobile accident in September 1990. Soon after, she was transferred to the care of Dr. Edward Carter at The Institute for Rehabilitation ...

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Anders, Sweden

In 1974, Anders was a young electrical engineer working in Africa helping to install a power grid. Soon after his return to his home in Sweden, he became afflicted...

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Marissa, United States

Marissa was born in New York in 1989. She was diagnosed with Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS, or Ondine’s Curse) soon after birth...

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Nicolas, Italy

Nicolas was born June 1993 and became a C1-C4 quadriplegic following a horrific traffic accident when he was just 20 days old. Nicolas was soon transferred to the care of the...

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The Avery Breathing Pacemaker System

is a phrenic nerve stimulator, also called a diaphragm pacemaker. It consists of surgically implanted receivers and electrodes mated to an external transmitter by antennas worn over the implanted receivers. Phrenic pacing provides ventilatory support for patients with chronic respiratory insufficiency whose diaphragm, lungs, and phrenic nerves have residual function.

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