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Detecting Arthritis with Aerospace Technology

Posted February 16, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Acoustic emission sensor technology used in aerospace could be key to detecting the "subsonic" sound of cracking in people’s joints, an early sign of osteoarthritis. Engineers are investigating these sensors for the development of an OA-tracking skin patch.


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02/16/2017 10:24 AM

What subsonic sound?

Since I was a little kid my joints have cracked and popped so loud they were easily heard in other rooms.

To be honest, every morning when I stretch, or just exert myself hard, I pop and crack like a old house in a high wind.

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