Connected prosthetics allows for remote monitoring

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When we think about the Internet of Things, what tends to come to mind are driverless vehicles and connected appliances. Now, prosthetics and orthotics manufacturer Hanger, together with partner AT&T, is bringing connected functionality to prosthetic devices. Texas-based Hanger has developed a proof-of-concept for what it claims is the industry’s first stand-alone, network-connected device for prosthetic limbs. The prototype attaches to below-the-knee prostheses. Additionally, it syncs directly to the cloud via AT&T’s network without relying on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or a separate mobile device. The connected prosthesis allows Hanger Clinic, a patient care subsidiary of Hanger, to receive data on prosthetic…

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