WARSAW – Zimmer Biomet and Canary Medical jointly announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the way for marketing of the world’s first and only smart knee for total knee replacement surgery.
Persona IQ combines Zimmer Biomet’s knee implant, Persona The Personalized Knee, with Canary Medical’s proprietary implantable sensor technology that measures and determines the range of motion, step count, walking speed and other gait metrics, Zimmer Biomet said in a news release made available Monday, Aug. 30.
Persona IQ will work together with Zimmer Biomet’s remote care management platform, mymobility with Apple Watch, as well as other components of the ZBEdge Connected Intelligence Suite.
“We are excited to introduce Persona IQ, the world’s first and only smart knee implant, which offers a wealth of objective data to monitor patients’ post-operative progress,” said Bryan Hanson, Chairman, President and CEO of Zimmer Biomet. “As the newest component of ZBEdge, Persona IQ advances our vision of creating a seamlessly connected suite of digital health and robotic technologies to deliver objective data to clinicians throughout the surgical journey. Following a recent expansion of our partnership with Canary Medical, we now expect that Persona IQ will be the first in a broader portfolio of smart implant technologies in various orthopedic surgery applications.”
“Historically, surgeons relied on patient-reported metrics during intermittent post-op follow up visits to assess the quality and pace of recovery from knee replacement surgery. Now, with physiological tools to support remote monitoring technologies like mymobility, and smart implants like Persona IQ, we can actively monitor patient recovery and rely on real-world, objective data to supplement patient care,” said Peter Sculco, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. “In addition, providing patients with access to their own mobility data will allow them the opportunity to be engaged in their recovery in a new way.”
Once surgically implanted in the knee, Persona IQ records and wirelessly transmits a wide range of gait data to a patient’s personal base station at home. The data are then securely delivered to a cloud-based platform. Surgeons can assess post-surgery recovery progress by comparing pre-operative mobility metrics captured by mymobility, with post-operative gait metrics collected by Persona IQ. Ultimately, the data from Persona IQ will be seamlessly integrated with pre-, intra- and post-operative data collected by the ZBEdge™ Connected Intelligence Suite and analyzed by OrthoIntel Orthopedic Intelligence Platform to provide surgeons with objective data as a supplement to patient care.
“Zimmer Biomet has a strong heritage of delivering revolutionary innovations that can transform the surgical experience and enable data-supported patient care,” said Ivan Tornos, Chief Operating Officer of Zimmer Biomet. “The post-operative data captured by Persona IQ, together with the wealth of pre- and post-operative data collected by the mymobility platform, will provide surgeons with an exceptional level of objective and comparative data intelligence.”
Persona IQ will be available to healthcare professionals and patients in the coming months. To learn more about Persona IQ and Persona The Personalized Knee, visit http://www.zimmerbiomet.com/personaiq. Please refer to the labeling for a complete list of warnings, precautions and contraindications.