Industry: Joint health monitoring

Both the healing of joints after injury and keeping arthritis from worsening can be complicated guessing games. Arthroba is developing a “knee sleeve” equipped with sophisticated sensors to empower individuals and their doctors to make accurate adjustments to joint treatment plans. 

The sleeve measures several factors. Acoustical sounds from the knee are processed using machine learning algorithms to calculate a “knee health score.” A bioimpedance sensor analyzes the composition of the knee to detect edema or structural deformities. Other sensors monitor temperature and motion. Together, the sensors produce a composite picture of a patient’s knee.

More than 19 million patients require treatment for their joints, and some 15 million have a form of osteoarthritis. Arthroba’s technology, developed at Georgia Tech, can inform these patients and their doctors and maximize the effectiveness of treatment.

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