Cast with sensors ensures quick recover from bone fractures

This hi tech cast helps one out when they are recuperating from a fracture. It essentially monitors muscular activity around the fracture area and then ascertains the recovery time of the patient. The hollow cast looks quite simple, it is shaped just like the outline of your hands or legs, and bears holes all across the outer surface. Here are a few features of this piece made from polymorph plastic.

Bones

EMG sensors (electromyographic) deployed in the cast monitor muscle activity of your hands. The information recorded by these sensors can be transferred via wireless devices to the user’s online profile. When the system is plugged online, it will also informs users about exercises that will speed up their recovery process. The online platform also makes information sharing and consultation easier. The patients profile and their progress can be viewed easily by doctors and physiotherapists.

Moreover, the online data recorded can be viewed by other patients also. Hence, you can go through profiles of current as well as previous patients on this system and learn from their experiences. Bones is actually a system that tries to use all the data obtained from patients intelligently. It tries to reduce the recovery time of the patients and also isolates exercises that gain back muscles strength faster.

At the base of the cast is an on/off button and also two knobs that help you to sync the piece while you are wearing it. The progress of the recovery and exercising routine will be taken into account to ascertain the time required to get back to health. The best part is that the device will help you out till your muscles gain complete strength and are back to normal. So, even after the fracture heals, Bones will provide you aid till the muscles get habituated to easy mobility.

Source: Pedro Andrade

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