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Important Advances in the Technological Designs

The WOMEN-UP steering committee met again in Barcelona on February 11th. Six representatives of the eight partners attended to the meeting at the UPC facilities to discuss the course of the work plan, focusing on the technical characteristics of the developing systems and devices.
Important Advances in the Technological Designs

The WOMEN-UP steering committee met again in Barcelona on February 11th. Six representatives of the eight partners attended to the meeting at the UPC facilities to discuss the course of the work plan, focusing on the technical characteristics of the developing systems and devices.

First, though, two members of In-cognita , the company specialized in scientific communication that works for us, introduced themselves and their work. They have developed the website and are producing the most important videos. The first of these will present the project concepts. Although these videos will be initially produced in English, they are meant to be subtitled or eventually dubbed in Dutch, Finnish and Spanish.

Several agreements were taken in the design of the biofeedback devices and app. The current prototype will be used in the first phase of the Randomized controlled trial (RCT), scheduled between September and December. Volunteers will test the web platform, the app with serious games, the abdominal belt and the periform vaginal probe.

This will permit us to improve the system, if it is necessary, in order to be tested again as a whole system with 150+150 patients during the second phase of the RCT. While for this first phase smartphones will be completely installed and ready for volunteers, for the larger RCTs a leaflet with instructions will be given to patients - as installing the app is considered a part of the intervention.

The UPC team will start a volunteer recruitment campaign. There will be a recruitment form, here in the WOMEN-UP website, written in Spanish, Dutch and Finnish. Once filled in, the volunteer will be contacted by its nearest hospital - KYS, Hospital Clínic or AMC.