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Our selection for innovation of the month for September is AT&T’s network-connected device for prosthetics.


  • The prototype is designed to collect data on prosthetic usage and mobility in near real time. The device combines an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, and LTE-M modem, and users interact with it through a mobile app.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses how a telco is developing new types of connected devices.
  • Examines how AT&T developed the service with its partner.

Key questions answered

  • What is September's innovation of the month?
  • How has AT&T moved into a new category of connected device?

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  • Summary
  • AT&T improves prosthetics through data and connectivity
  • Next steps: Balance profit and widespread end-user benefits


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