WOMEN-UP presents the MOOC
Female urinary incontinence and eHealth
- A multidisciplinary team of clinicians, university professors and
medical engineers provide the course contents.
- Video lessons and tests will be available from January 14th to March
The WOMEN-UP Project, funded by the European Commission, has
produced a free massive open online course (MOOC) that offers basic knowledge on urinary incontinence in women, as well as the most common treatments and how medical technologies can enhance the cost-effectiveness of these treatments.
The course is addressed to health professionals, caregivers, Physiotherapy
and Medicine students, but it is also open for anyone else. It requires very little dedication and can be completed at any time within January 14th to March 15th. Those that pass all tests will receive a participation certificate.
Visit the MOOC website to watch the presentation video and to know more.
Those interested can already sign in there.
About the WOMEN-UP Project
The WOMEN-UP project’s objectives are to improve the quality of life of
women with urinary incontinence and to greatly reduce long-term care costs and lost productivity. Funded by the European Commission within the Horizon2020 programme, the WOMEN-UP project has developed an integrated eHealth system for pelvic floor muscle training and lifestyle modification interventions that allow women to follow the treatment at home with remote supervision.
Pelvic floor muscle training is carried out with serious games in a mobile
app that is connected to biofeedback devices and to a web platform in which therapists monitor and programme exercises or reminders. The WOMEN-UP system is being clinically validated by three European hospitals with 300 patients.
The consortium comprises eight organisations from seven EU countries:
Spanish partners the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya —the project’s
leader—and the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Bittium and Kuopio University Hospital in Finland, the Amsterdam University Medical Center, the European Urogynaecological Association (EUGA), Babeș-Bolyai University in Romania and Swiss company RehaStim.
WOMEN-UP: Innovative Home Technology for Urinary Incontinence