The acoustic device is fitted to the knee
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Acoustic device to help spot osteoarthritis

Researchers at Lancaster University and the University of Central Lancashire have developed a device which they say could be used to diagnose osteoarthritis of the knees.

The device works by picking up noises which signal the onset of the disease. About eight million people in the UK have osteoarthritis and about one million of these seek treatment.

Our Health reporter Neil Bowdler has been given a demonstration of the prototype device.

  • 16 Jul 2010