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VWN Virtual Dictionary: NAVA
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NAVA

NAVA stands for Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist, and was developed as the first of a new direction for thought controlled interfaces. NAVA was designed to read vagus nerve stimulation of the diaphragm, and use that directly to control how much ventilation to supply a bed bound patient.

Essentially the first stage in a brain-based life support monitoring system.

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Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist



 

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Neural Controlled Ventilation
Designed initially with infants and premature births in mind, the NAVA or Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist technology is being used to help prevent deterioration in the diaphragm of long term sedentary patients - ideal for plugging in.



 

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