IOS app to help knee-replacement patients with post-op care

Ben Davidson
October 18, 2018

Currently, only those registered in the study will be able to use the mymobility app. In the study, about 10,000 patients recovering from knee or hip replacements will use an Apple Watch and mymobility. When used with the Apple Watch, the app will assess the user's physical condition and activity, and provide data to healthcare professionals.

The latest application from Zimmer Biomet is now being tested.

In yet another potential use case for Apple Watch, Apple is partnering with Zimmer Biomet to study the device in supporting patients before and after knee and hip replacement surgery.

"This solution will connect consumers with their doctors continuously, before and after surgery", Jeff Williams, COO of Apple, said in a news release.

It's no secret that Apple has been looking for new viable entry points into the country's $3 health care sector, positioning the Apple Watch as the device that will increasingly carry the company along that path.

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An Apple Watch activity app shows completed move, exercise and standing goals for the day in this illustration image taken in Sydney, Australia, September 21, 2017. Patients will be provided with support and guidance as they prepare for and recover from these surgeries, while surgeons will be delivered continuous data to optimize care.

Four hospitals and more than a dozen other medical facilities in states including Massachusetts, California, Colorado and MI will receive stats including heart rate, steps taken and standing hours from patients waiting for or recovering from hip and knee replacement surgery. It also allows surgeons to monitor patient activity levels throughout the days and weeks before and after surgery.

To learn more about the mymobility Clinical Study, visit zbmymobility.com/clinical-study. The firms will run a study that will use health-tracking information sourced from the Apple Watch. We design, manufacture and market orthopaedic reconstructive products; sports medicine, biologics, extremities and trauma products; office-based technologies; spine, craniomaxillofacial and thoracic products; dental implants; and related surgical products.

About the Company Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmer Biomet is a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare.

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