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 Mechanical Sensor Teams Up With Ultrasound for Bone Monitoring

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Date posted: 16/11/2008

Scientists at Empa, a Swiss research institute, have developed a mechanical pressure sensor that can be embedded within orthopedic implants, close to bone fractures, to provide physicians with post-operative status updates.

The sensor features no electronics, and its results are read externally via ultrasound. According to Empa, the device is designed to monitor the healing process in broken bones as they grow back together.

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