Apple And Zimmer Biomet To Study Patient Experience With Joint Replacement Surgery
The study will evaluate Zimmer Biomet's mymobility app on the Apple Watch and iPhone to guide patients undergoing knee or hip surgery through both pre- and post-op care.
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Zimmer Biomet’s mymobility remote care management platform is part of the company’s overall effort to work more directly with patients, especially during the pandemic when many patients are afraid to undergo surgery.
Hospitals’ budgets for capital equipment have been strained during the pandemic, but they will continue to invest in digital surgery and robotics because the technologies offer value to patients, according to executives at The Virtual MedTech Conference.
Zimmer Biomet’s net sales were up 1.2% year-over-year in the second quarter. CEO Bryan Hanson said the ROSA Knee robotic surgery system is performing even better than expected since it launched earlier this year, and is expected to be an important revenue-driver in the future.