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High-Tech Orthopedic Cast Heals Fractures With “Smart” Technology

Posted By Diane Pham On August 14, 2011 @ 11:28 am In Design for Health,green technology | 1 Comment

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 [1] has designed a high-tech orthopedic cast that monitors recovery through electromyographic (EMG) sensors. Dubbed “Bones” [2], 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] Pedro Nakazato Andrade: http://www.ecouterre.com/odd-looking-breathing-necklace-filters-co2-stores-it-as-energy-video

[2] “Bones”: http://www.pedroandrade.com/#614856/Bones-is-an-orthopedic-cast-with-sensors-for-capturing-muscle

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