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A device for pelvic floor rehabilitation is tested in European hospitals

On 5 and 6 February, the launch meeting was held for the WomenUP European project, which is coordinated by PhD. Miguel Ángel Mañanas and PhD. Juan Ramos; researchers at the Biomedical Engineering Research Centre (CREB UPC). This is the first European project in the field of urinary incontinence, a disorder that – according to the WHO – affects 56 million Europeans most of whom are women. High performance technology patented by the UPC and Hospital Clínic can be used to carry out pelvic floor rehabilitation at home. This year, the technology will be improved, developed and then tested in three European hospitals, with the collaboration of the top European specialists in urinary incontinence, and the support of the European Urogynaecological Association (EUGA). The proposal received the best assessment from the European Commission in the H2020 Health Call 2014, has a budget of 3.5 million euros and is expected to take three and a half years.