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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,Design for Health,Green Technology,Innovation | 1 Comment
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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URLs in this post:
 Pedro Nakazato Andrade: http://www.ecouterre.com/odd-looking-breathing-necklace-filters-co2-stores-it-as-energy-video
 “Bones”: http://www.pedroandrade.com/#614856/Bones-is-an-orthopedic-cast-with-sensors-for-capturing-muscle
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