News from OARSI 2022

From Healio Rheumatology April 8, 2022 issue

Wearable devices demonstrate strong reliability in assessing gait and standing speed in the homes of patients with osteoarthritis, according to findings presented at the 2022 OARSI World Congress.

Wearable technologies to assess disease parameters and outcomes in patient homes have been gaining more widespread use in rheumatology in recent years, partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Michael J. Rose, BS, of Boston University.

Michael J. Rose, BS, a member of Deepak Kumar’s Movement & Applied Imaging Lab at Sargent College, presented virtually his poster at the OARSI 2022 World Congress on Osteoarthritis, held in Berlin. His abstract, Reliability of Wearable Sensors for Assessing Gait and Chair Stand Function at Home in People with Knee Osteoarthritis, was presented during a plenary session of the highest score abstracts submitted.

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