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Monitoring Broken Bones Without Using Electronics: Wireless Bone Monitor, Empa’s Electronics, Metrology and Reliability Laboratory Announces



10/27/2008 7:46:44 AM

ScienceDaily (Oct. 24, 2008) — The novel sensor is intended one day to help doctors monitor broken bones as they grow back together. Depending on the values of the forces measured by the sensor, they can decide whether the healing process is progressing normally or whether there is a danger that the fracture or implants might be overloaded. Until now doctors have used expensive and complicated electronic devices which sent the measured data to the outside world as radio signals.

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