Wearable technology is growing in healthcare and is influencing how prescribers and patients share information, interact and make decisions together. Prescribers have access to real-time data to influence treatment recommendations and patients have greater access to data about their treatment progress and can be more involved in their overall health and wellness.
Donzelli et al. demonstrated how compliance is a key element to successful Adolescent Idiopathic scoliosis bracing treatment. Also, that monitors offer valuable treatment insight and do not undermine the relationship with the patients or prescriber. Donzelli, et al Scoliosis 2012, 7:12.
Karol, et al., concluded patients undergoing bracing for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis provided with feedback about their brace wear compliance, improves compliance. Karol, et al Scoliosis 2016.
Developed to monitor brace wear compliance, the iO™(Intelligent Orthotics) monitor is about the size of two nickels pressed together.
One time purchase: 44-1600 cm-practitioner kit (includes USB hub, data reader and software) Available from: NationalLabs_Tempe@spsco.com (480-894-1755)