Consultant orthopaedic surgeons Professor Ashley Blom and Mr Michael Whitehouse and health anthropologist Professor Rachael Gooberman-Hill are leading the HEmiSPHERE study, an NHS application of SPHERE sensors within the homes of patients undergoing a total hip or knee replacement.  



‌HEmiSPHERE stands for the Hip and KnEe study of a Sensor Platform for Healthcare in a Residential Environment with Dr Sabrina Grant as the key researcher.  The research is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), within the SPHERE interdisciplinary research collaboration programme. SPHERE is developing a system of sensors for the home that will help to support health and wellbeing. 

HEmiSPHERE is led by the University of Bristol’s Musculoskeletal Research Unit, based at Southmead Hospital, Bristol.  HEmiSPHERE will find out how to make sure that the SPHERE sensor system can have value to health professionals and patients who are having hip or knee joint replacement.

For further information please contact Dr Sabrina Grant, HemiSPHERE Research Fellow, Musculoskeletal Research Unit, Tel 0117 414 7852