Do Wearables Have a Medical Role in Orthopedics?

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Wearable sensors are at the cutting edge of medicine, with lots of research ongoing in cardiovascular and neurological applications, but so far they are viewed in orthopedics largely as marketing ploys, at best. Some companies, like Consensus, are trying to change that.

A few years ago, Consensus Orthopedics Inc. executives were examining ways to differentiate their small implant company from the global giants who dominate orthopedics.  With less than 1% market share, they could ill afford to embark on long-term, expensive R&D projects or M&A that could cement their position with top hospitals and surgeons.

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