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Cost effective self-management of urinary incontinence addressed to women across Europe

Objective

Urinary incontinence (UI), considered as a disease according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is not a life-threatening condition, but causes a very negative impact on daily living and quality of life. 56 million European citizens are affected by UI, which represents a serious impairment to the quality of their professional and personal life. Recent statistics show that 346 million people worldwide experienced any type of UI in 2008, which will increase to 420 million by 2018. In addition, when UI appears it is maintained throughout a lifetime if no solution is provided, causing huge social and economic costs (nearly $10 billion is lost every year in direct treatment cost and lost productivity due to UI).

The main objective of WOMEN-UP project is to improve the quality of life of urinary incontinence patients through a holistic and cost-effective ICT-solution, allowing for the self management of the chronic UI disease via a decision support system and a secure remote medical supervision.

This general objective is divided into the following specific objectives:

-To improve women’s’ health by providing lifestyle changes through an integral and multifactorial treatment.
-To develop an ICT-based system to facilitate a holistic solution for a conservative home treatment: Lifestyle interventions and pelvic floor muscle training with remote clinical assessment and supervision.
-To make eHealth tools for UI more effective, user-friendly and widely accepted by involving professionals and patients in strategy, design and implementation.
-To assess the cost-efficiency of the proposed ICT-based solution for significantly reducing health system costs by up to 72%
-To develop an innovative approach for the supervision of Pelvic Floor Muscles Training
-To increase patient

The project WOMEN-UP will be developed by a consortium that brings together 9 partners from 6 different EU member states (Spain, Finland, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Romania, and Switzerland).

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Net EU contribution
€ 846 094,96
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

BITTIUM BIOSIGNALS OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 793 000,00
Address
Pioneerinkatu 6
70800 Kuopio

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Manner-Suomi Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi Pohjois-Savo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
POHJOIS-SAVON SAIRAANHOITOPIIRIN KUNTAYHTYMA
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 361 500,00
Address
Pl 100
70029 Kys

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Region
Manner-Suomi Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi Pohjois-Savo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUNDACIO CLINIC PER A LA RECERCA BIOMEDICA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 281 500,00
Address
Carrer Rossello 149
08036 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

HOSPITAL CLINIC DE BARCELONA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 78 918,84
Address
Calle Villarroel 170
08036 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EVROPSKA UROGYNEKOLOGICKA SPOLECNOST
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 53 750,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 205 656,25
Address
Mihail Kogalniceanu 1
400084 Cluj Napoca

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Region
Macroregiunea Unu Nord-Vest Cluj
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
REHA-STIM MEDTEC AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Rutistrasse 12
8952 Schlieren

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 225 000,75
BAP HEALTH OUTCOMES RESEARCH SL

Participation ended

Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 9 696,25
Address
Calle Azcarraga 12
33600 Oviedo

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 615 140,54
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00