Recovering mobility after a bone fracture

‘Bones’ is an orthopedic cast with sensors for capturing muscle activity. It is supported by a community-based website for cast users and those who track their mobility and recovery achievements.

After a fracture, the patient goes to the Hospital to be analysed and receives the proper treatment by their doctor. There they are presented with Bones. Each time the user turns on Bones, all the muscle activity around the fracture area is captured by electromyographic (EMG) sensors and stored in the cast device.

This information can be synced to the user’s online profile where they have a history of their activities as a simulation of their full mobility recovery time according to their progression and exercising routine. On the website, Bones analyses the user’s achievements and suggests specific exercises in order to keep the muscles active around the fracture area. Ultimately, using the Bones cast will reduce the overall period of recovery time.

Advisor: Niels Clausen-Stuck