Wearable Technology: Implications for Orthopaedic Surgery

Mobile apps present a potential minefield

Jeremy M. Burnham, MD, and Jared L. Harwood, MD

The phrase “the Internet of things” has been used to describe the new paradigm of ubiquitous connectivity rapidly becoming a reality. Appliances, vehicles, phones, watches, and even clothes are joining computers in connecting individuals to the Internet. As consumers embrace mobile technology at a blistering pace, a new class of products has emerged: wearable technology, or “wearables” for short.

This content is only available to members of the AAOS.

Please log in using the link at the top right corner of this page to access your exclusive AAOS member content.

Not a member? Become a member!