Twin sisters develop app to help people with scoliosis
By Admin | August 23, 2021
Twin sisters Hadley and Delaney Robertson created the BraceTrack app to help people who use scoliosis braces.
The twins, 15, from Miami were both diagnosed with scoliosis at age 12 during their annual checkup in January 2018. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, scoliosis affects 2-3% of the population, or an estimated 6 to 9 million people, in the United States. It can develop as early as infancy but is typically onset between 10 and 15 years old.
While Delaney's scoliosis didn't require treatment, Hadley was diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis and the curve of her spine was greater than 20 degrees. Doctors prescribed her a back brace that needed to be worn for 18 hours a day to stop the progression, Hadley told "Good Morning America."
"Getting used to wearing a brace can be a little daunting," Hadley, who was able to stop bracing in June 2020, said. "It's made of a hard plastic so it can be hot to walk around in on a daily basis and it makes it a little bit difficult to...(More)
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