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.

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