OrthoSensor's "RoboCop" Tech Opens Up New Orthopedic Vistas

For the past couple of years, early adopters have displayed their cutting-edge ways by carrying in their pockets a smartphone that doubles as a computer, with all of the sophisticated sensors, apps and software that a technophile could want.

So the first person who walks down the street with the assistance of a smart knee, hip, shoulder or spine will undoubtedly be considered extremely cutting-edge. And if all goes according to plan, that person will be healthier too.

This is the thinking at OrthoSensor Inc., a company that just closed a $21 million Series B round for technology that could make RoboCop or the Six Million-Dollar Man jealous.

The funding was provided by return investor Ziegler Meditech Equity Partners, joined by new and returning angel investors, said Chief Executive Jay Pierce. The company raised a $6 million Series A round in 2008 from Ziegler and undisclosed angels, he added.

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