Diane Pham

High-Tech Orthopedic Cast Heals Fractures With "Smart" Technology

by , 08/14/11

Pedro Nakazato Andrade, orthopedics, wearable technology, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

If you’ve broken a bone, apart from a cast covered in Sharpie well-wishes, you know the recovery process is anything but fun. To aid in the healing process, Brazilian designer Pedro Nakazato Andrade has designed a high-tech orthopedic cast that monitors recovery through electromyographic (EMG) sensors. Dubbed “Bones”, the new cast tracks muscle activity around a fracture in real time, wirelessly providing the data to a website doctors can access and in turn give patients the low-down on what measures are needed for a swift recovery.

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  1. kathyfuji October 18, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    i want one please. fractured my wrist 3 weeks ago and feel like i am in the dark ages….help

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