BoneTag makes knee arthroplasty implants smart and connected


The solution is based on Radio Frequency IDentification technology(RFID) to ensure the identification and traceability of knee arthroplasties after their implantation. This technology allows the communication between the implanted arthroplasty and the surgeon in charge of the clinical examination.


An electronic implant is placed into each knee arthroplasty component, and contains:

  • A passive (without battery) RFID chip for identification purpose, and
  • Sensors evaluating the adhesion of the knee arthroplasty to the bone, and measuring the temperature in contact with the bone.

A RFID reader powers the implanted passive RFID chip and enables the communication.

The RFID reader gathers the data from the chip and forwards it to our software.

A software displays and stores the gathered information:

  • Knee arthroplasty identification,
  • Bone contact temperature,
  • Knee arthroplasty / bone adhesion curves,
  • Previous examinations history.

Practitioners & Patients

  • Implanted orthopedic equipment identification.
  • Bone adhesion loosening detection.
  • Follow up of the bone contact temperature.
  • Previous examinations history.

Implants manufacturers

  • Complete traceability of their orthopedic equipment all along their lifecycle.

Health authorities

  • Facilitation of knee arthroplasties market surveillance and batch recalls, thanks to the BoneTag database, which contains all implanted knee arthroplasties.

© BoneTag | Legal notices | 2022