Applications of Wearable Technology in a Real-Life Setting in People with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Scoping Review

Cudejko, Tomasz, Button, Kate, Willott, Jake and Al-Amri, Mohammad (2021) Applications of Wearable Technology in a Real-Life Setting in People with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Scoping Review. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10 (23). p. 5645. ISSN 2077-0383

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With the growing number of people affected by osteoarthritis, wearable technology may enable the provision of care outside a traditional clinical setting and thus transform how healthcare is delivered for this patient group. Here, we mapped the available empirical evidence on the utilization of wearable technology in a real-world setting in people with knee osteoarthritis. From an analysis of 68 studies, we found that the use of accelerometers for physical activity assessment is the most prevalent mode of use of wearable technology in this population. We identify low technical complexity and cost, ability to connect with a healthcare professional, and consistency in the analysis of the data as the most critical facilitators for the feasibility of using wearable technology in a real-world setting. To fully realize the clinical potential of wearable technology for people with knee osteoarthritis, this review highlights the need for more research employing wearables for information sharing and treatment, increased inter-study consistency through standardization and improved reporting, and increased representation of vulnerable populations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding Information: Funding: This work is part of the Early Warning Wearable Device project funded via the Interreg France (Channel) England and the European Regional Development Fund.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Artificial intelligence, E-health, Free-living, Joint disease, Wearable devices
Subjects: A300 Clinical Medicine
C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2022 09:36
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022 09:45

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