Zim­mer Biomet to be­gin joint re­place­ment study with Ap­ple

BioSpectrum (Asia) - - WORLD NEWS -

Mus­cu­loskele­tal health­care com­pany Zim­mer Biomet has part­nered with Ap­ple to as­sist knee and hip re­place­ment surgery pa­tients using Ap­ple Watch and iPhone. As part of the al­liance, the part­ners have de­vised the Zim­mer Biomet my­mo­bil­ity app, with the aim of using Ap­ple Watch to im­prove how pa­tients com­mu­ni­cate with their sur­gi­cal care teams.

Zim­mer Biomet will also con­duct a my­mo­bil­ity Clin­i­cal Study that has been de­signed to as­sess the im­pact of the new app on out­comes and over­all costs in nearly 10,000 joint re­place­ment pa­tients in the US.

This is not the first time that Ap­ple has pushed for its Ap­ple Watch to en­ter the med­i­cal de­vice mar­ket. Ap­ple and An­droid watches have pre­vi­ously used ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence to de­tect di­a­betes and mon­i­tor ma­jor de­pres­sive dis­or­der (MDD).

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