The Army Ants youth robotics team, consisting of 35 teens from schools in Missouri, consulted with experts and professional therapists to build a smart compression stocking for people recovering from knee surgery.

The team is developing its Sensor Platform for Orthopedic Compliance after Knee Surgery, or SPOCKS. It’s a smart compression stocking with sensors inside that measure quadricep activation, range of motion and weight bearing. It’s meant to help people recovering from total knee replacement surgery to help the patients regain full use of their knees.

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