6.2. NeuRx diaphram pacing (DPS)
NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System (click here for product information; includes listing of established US centers offering DPS)
Unlike a mechanical ventilator, the NeuRx DPSTM provides a gentle, rhythmic, electrical stimulation to your diaphragm causing it to contract. A simple, minimally invasive outpatient procedure is used to implant the device's four electrodes. NeuRx DPSTM has enabled SCI patients to regain their sense of smell and taste, easily eat and speak and expand their mobility and transportation options. (Contact resource center staff for more information on how this differs from prior technologies).
Patient brochure is attached.