Women-UP

Women-UP is developed at the Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering at UPC (Barcelona)

Women-UP

Women-UP is developed at the Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering at UPC (Barcelona)
Institution: UPC
Research group: BIOsignal Analysis for Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Group (BIOART) & Electronic and Biomedical Instrumentation Group (IEB)
Principal investigator: Miguel Ángel Mañanas & Juan José Ramos

The Problem

Urinary incontinence (UI) affects one in three women, and the risk increases with childbirth, obesity, and menopause. UI is the third condition that most affects women’s quality of life, causing psychological distress, isolation, depression, and sexual dysfunction.
WOMENUP helps women with urinary incontinence to get supervised and gamified with a clinically validated treatment at home. It is a digital therapeutics for urinary incontinence to train the pelvic floor muscles: a wearable set connected to serious games on the phone, while being supervised by your therapist with a telemedicine platform.

The Solution

The Solution

WOMENUP helps women with urinary incontinence to get supervised and gamified with a clinically validated treatment at home. It is a digital therapeutics for urinary incontinence to train the pelvic floor muscles: a wearable set connected to serious games on the phone, while being supervised by your therapist with a telemedicine platform.

Purpose

WOMENUP targets women with mild or moderate SUI (70-88% of the total), especially after childbirth (700,000 patients/yr each year in Europe and US) because they find it harder to follow-up on-site.
Time to market: 1 year
Looking for: Partners to bring womenup to market
Technology: IoT & Wearables
Area: Disease Management & Therapeutics
TRL: 7