In 1999, Ryo became a quadriplegic because of a traffic accident with his motorbike. He remained in the hospital for 15 months tethered to a mechanical ventilator.
After 15 months in the hospital, Ryo was implanted with the Avery Breathing Pacemaker at Fujita Health University. Five short months later, he was pacing 24 hours a day and was able to live at home with his mom.
Ryo says the pacer gives him the freedom to do the things he enjoys, including “going shopping at the PC store and tailor shops.” In addition, he has the mobility to practice his rehabilitation.
The Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker is an implanted phrenic nerve or diaphragm stimulator. It consists of surgically implanted electrodes and receivers with an external transmitter and antennas. To learn more about the benefits of the Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker, please contact us by mail, phone, or through our website.