ASCs participate in Zimmer Biomet, Apple study on joint replacement patient experience

Written by Rachel Popa | October 16, 2018 | Print  |

Zimmer Biomet and Apple teamed up to produce the "mymobility" Apple Watch and iPhone app that connects patients and surgical care teams following knee and hip replacement surgery.

Zimmer Biomet is also collecting feedback about the Apple Watch and iPhone app from patients from ASCs and other healthcare organizations to determine how the technology could impact the standard of care for knee and hip replacement surgeries.

Here are the key details to know:

1. The following surgery centers and group practices are participating in the study:

2. Up to 10,000 patients will be enrolled in the study.

3. The mymobility app uses the Apple Watch and iPhone to guide patients through the joint replacement journey by sending therapy reminders to patients and allowing the surgeons to monitor patient activity levels as they prepare for and recover from surgery.

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