Intellirod Spine introduced iLink®, a Bluetooth sensor designed to provide objective data on brace compliance in scoliosis and spine surgery patients. iLink can be attached to any brace, orthotic or prosthetic to measure wearing compliance, upright posture time and mobility through a smartphone app.
Hourly data are transmitted once a day to the cloud for remote access by physicians. A dashboard identifies non-compliant patients and enables patient feedback without the need for a visit.
CEO Ric Navarro said, “We’re taking today’s orthotics and turning them into tomorrow’s ‘smart’ orthotics, enabling the patients, orthotists and clinicians to take charge of the data and information provided by iLink to improve outcomes. And with new remote patient monitoring CPT codes for 2019, the payers are finally incentivizing this more cost-efficient means of patient care.”
Source: Intellirod Spine