Shriners Surgeons Develop App for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy

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Image: HipScreen.org

Fayetteville, North Carolina-based attorney Bryce Neier focuses on family law, including property division, divorce, and child custody. Beyond dispatching his professional obligations, Bryce Neier supports various charitable organizations, such as Shriners Hospitals for Children.

A smartphone app developed under the supervision of orthopedic surgeons at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California recently received the Fred P. Sage Award from the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) in recognition of its contribution to digital health care education. Dubbed HipScreen, the app helps physicians detect hip issues at an early stage among children with cerebral palsy.

A third of children with this condition are susceptible to hip problems. With regular preventive measures such as x-rays, these problems can be detected at an early stage. HipScreen helps users navigate this process by providing them with educational material and other means of assessing the condition.

The app was recognized at AACPDM’s annual meeting earlier this year in Florida. Dr. Vedant Kulkarni accepted the award, as he was one of the leading physicians responsible for the app’s development.

Visit www.hipscreen.org to learn more about the app, which is currently available for iOS. An Android version is on the way as well.