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Simple arm test accurately identifies markers of frailty in older adults facing surgery

A simple arm test that employs a novel wearable technology can rapidly and accurately identify physiological frailty in older adults, according to study results published online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons in advance of print publication.

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A novel wearable arm device, which uses sensors found in cell phones, can rapidly and accurately identify physiological frailty in older adults.
Credit: Baylor College of Medicine