A woman who particpated in an ealry clincal trial at home with an early prototype of a DARPA funded brain-controlled prosthetic arm and hand
Michael May with his wife, and two children. May was blinded in early childhood and as an adult, received stem cell transplant in one eye which has allowed him among other things, to partially see his wife and children for the first time.
Man who participated in Stem Cell clinical trial to recover dead cardiac tissue after Myocardial Infarction.
Two women at different stages of a Stem Cell clinical trial to treat CNS Lupus.
Nurse helping patient, Burn Center, New York Cornell Hospital
JoAnn Lewis, legally blind, and suffering from Retinitis Pigmentosa, was patient 17, in the Argus II Retina Implant Clinical Trial. This bionic eye is actually a miniature electrode plate and wireless receiver that is surgically implanted onto the retina. The user wears a pair of eyeglasses that holds a transmitter and video camera to receive and transmit. During Mrs. Lewis's clinical trial, she was able to see light and contrast, identifying street lights and distinguish trees from sky. The Argus II is now FDA approved for patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa. Though it does not restore normal vision, it can help with the activities of daily life.
A professional woman with her CPAP, continuous positive airway pressure machine, a small portable device uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open. CPAP is used in the ICU and at home for Obstructive Sleep Apnea -- complete or partial obstruction of the upper airway-- a prescribed amount of pressure by CPAP will keep the airway open.
A cardiologist and her patient, a man with Marfans Syndrome. In Marfans, genetic connective tissue disorder, the Aorta, the main vessel that leaves the heart, is enlarged, which can be life threatening. Among, the other most common and readily seen signs and symptoms, these individuals are tall, skinny, with long arms, big hands, and long fingers.
Dr. Mehmet Oz during his followup colonoscopy after finding a precancerous polyp during his first colonoscopy, nine months earlier, at age 50.