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App could slash wait times for knee, hip replacements

from The Chronicle Herald

An orthopedic surgeon and his tech-savvy team think your smartphone could slash wait times for knee and hip replacements, two surgeries patients can wait painfully long years to receive. Dr. Michael Dunbar's application would tap into the accelerometer in smartphones, which measures the speed of movement. If the phone were strapped to someone's back, it could create a three-dimensional picture so that doctors can read changes in gait that signal the deterioration of hips or knees, the Capital Health orthopedic surgeon said. more

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