No.Inc partnered with Sinai Hospital and the Rubin Institute of Advanced Orthopedics to create a mobile app to train orthopedic surgeons on procedures for correcting bone deformity.
The old teaching method still uses paper cutouts, scotch tape, and pencils. Expensive desktop-only versions are not viable for learning environments or planning when the user is away from a computer.
The app, Bone Ninja, comes with several lessons that can be used to train doctors. More lessons can be added and downloaded to the app. Users can capture x-rays and other images and import them into the app. After an image is imported, a calibration tool can be used on the x-ray to ensure that bone lengths are measured accurately. It also allows doctors to learn treatment strategies by measuring angles and simulating how to correct “crooked” bones on x-rays.
- Ensure accuracy
- Build in performance and usability
- Hold planning sessions with doctors and medical illustrators
- Build upon current traditional and digital planning methods
- Widely used by orthopedic surgeons around the world
- Application extended to such areas as clinical evaluation of clubfoot