This series on “Objective Monitoring and Wearable Technologies including Sensor-Based Accelerometers and Mobile Health Applications for the Spine Patient” is edited by Prof. Ralph J. Mobbs, Dr. R. Dineth Fonseka and Dr. Pragadesh Natarajan. The authors are proud to present this special edition to highlight and contribute to the rapidly expanding literature base on the use of wearable devices for the spine patient.
Wearable sensor technology in spine care
Towards personalized and value-based spine care: objective patient monitoring with smartphone activity data
Validation of a novel range of motion assessment tool for the cervical spine: the HALO© digital goniometer
A vision for the future of wearable sensors in spine care and its challenges: narrative review
‘SMART’ implantable devices for spinal implants: a systematic review on current and future trends
Intra-operative wearable visualization in spine surgery: past, present, and future
Analysing gait patterns in degenerative lumbar spine diseases: a literature review
Gait assessment tools for degenerative cervical myelopathy: a systematic review
Tracking the disease progression of lumbar spinal stenosis using objective gait metrics: a case report
Two-year continuous data capture using a wearable sensor to remotely monitor the surgical spine patient: a case report
Inter-bout and intra-bout gait variability—proposed objective measures of gait deterioration during prolonged walking in spine care
An engineer’s perspective on the mechanisms and applications of wearable inertial sensors
The series “Objective Monitoring and Wearable Technologies including Sensor-Based Accelerometers and Mobile Health Applications for the Spine Patient” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Spine Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Ralph J. Mobbs served as the unpaid Guest Editor of the series and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Spine Surgery. R. Dineth Fonseka and Pragadesh Natarajan served as the unpaid Guest Editors of the series and serve as unpaid Assistant Managing Editors of Journal of Spine Surgery.