Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist
Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist, or NAVA 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.
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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.
The Explorer 500 P is a hearing assist device, designed specifically for children and infants. Unlike traditional hearing aids, it employs substantial artificial intelligence software that enables its functionality to grow with the child, maximising development potential for children with hearing disorders.
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The VTP was created to assist in the development of the tools and procedures needed to create graphical simulation of more or less anything you could name.
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Neural Interface for Hand Prosthesis Can Restore Function in Brain Areas Responsible for Motor Control
Amputation disrupts not only the peripheral nervous system but also central structures of the brain. While the brain is able to adapt and compensate for injury in certain conditions, in amputees the traumatic event prevents adaptive cortica...
A state-of-the-art heart pump recently approved for use in end-stage cardiac patients has a significantly lower risk for infection than an earlier model of the device, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
In recent attempts to assist organ integration, human blood cells have been successfully used to grow new blood vessels in a mouse for the first time. A mixture of "progenitor" cells, taken from blood and bone marrow, made cells lining th...
pple's latest patent application reveals that they are continuing to look into personal virtual reality headsets.
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Twisting a screwdriver, removing a bottle cap, and peeling a banana are just a few simple tasks that are tricky to pull off single-handedly. Now a new wrist-mounted robot can provide a helping hand — or rather, fingers.