University of Keele’s team, led by Dr. Jonathan Hill, is developing a first contact web app to support clinicians to quickly send patients relevant information about self-management resources in multiple languages for patients with musculoskeletal problems, as part of a digital tool designed to enable patients to be able to leave the clinical consultation with
If you missed the Indstruy Forum organized by the Back-UP project, now you can see the presentations and the “questions & answers” session that followed. Check the video in the GoToWebinar platform or in Youtube!
Due to the global restrictions for travelling and celebrating events, caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, all the forthcoming events of the Back-UP Project have been modified to make them virtual. The Workshop and Industry Forum, scheduled for June 24th, will be celebrated on the same date and time, but will be made in the form
The University of Leeds will organize a demonstration and showcase of the Back-UP platform to show researchers, clinicians and healthcare informaticians how academy, healthcare and industry collaborate to improve well-being and return to work after NLBP. This event will take place on June 24th, in the Nexus building of the University of Leeds, coinciding with
A systematic review about the association between objectively measured physical behaviour and neck or low back pain has been published by Cecilie K. Øverås et al in the European Journal of Pain, presenting challenging findings about the influence of physical activity on the development of pain.
Roessingh Research and Development is conducting a study in the framework of the Back-UP project, to investigate which biological, physical, economic and psychosocial factors play the most important role in decision-making for neck and low back pain. If you are a healthcare professional in pain rehabilitation, you are welcome to help us find what are the most
The Consortium meeting of the Back-UP project to celebrate its second year took place at Empirica GmbH’s facilities in Bonn, on November 27th and 28th 2019. The first studies made with the mockups and prototypes of the Back-UP platform (usability study, and design of the retrospective study) where shared with the project partners. Technical partners
The Bulletin of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently pusblished an “Policy and Practice” article giving recommendations for back pain care, based on six of the major international clinical guidelines released since 2016. This report emphasizes the importance of adopting a stratified approach to care, and recommends the following care practices for different stages:
Today starts EFIC 2019, the 11th Congress of the European Pain Federation, which this year is celebrated in Valencia. The most recent and relevant research on all types of pain is being presented in this internationally recognised event. The poster session of the first day included two contributions from the Back-UP Project: Clinical management of neck
The Back-UP’s Consortium was yesterday in the Euroforum building, meeting with the Project Officer and the Project review panel, to assess the progress of the Back-UP Project after its equator. All Work Package leaders attended to the meeting, including The University of Leeds and University of Keele (UK), RRD (The Netherlands), NTNU (Norway), Empirica (Germany), GENOS (Croatia), CIOP-PIB (Poland), University of Padova (Italy), GMV, MAZ and coordinator IBV(Spain). During the meeting, the main
The Spanish Society of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine (SERMEF) is celebrating in Seville its 57th Congress (15-18 May 2019). In this congress Cristina Herrera (IBV) has presented a poster about the Back-UP project, explaining the concept of the architecture and the use cases that are being developed.
On Monday, 29th April 2019, Dr Jonathan Hill (Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at Keele University) led the first Back-UP study Clinical Advisory Group (CAG). Present with Jonathan at Keele were seven doctors and professors from UK, Poland, the Netherlands and Norway, specialists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Primary Care, and Occupational Health Care. Jonathan provided an overview of
The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) and the European Chiropractors’ Union (ECU) celebrated in Berlin the joint 15th WFC Biennial Congress and 78th ECU Convention (EPIC 2019, March 20-23). In this congress Cecilie Krage Øverås (NTNU) presented a poster about the systematic review protocol to investigate the relationship between objectively measured physical behaviour and neck pain, one of the
The Research Platform of Back-UP, developed by the Centre for Computational Imaging and Simulation Technologies in Biomedicine (CISTIB), has a new home since the start of the course 2018-2019, coinciding with the new phase of CISTIB in the University of Leeds, after seven highly productive years in the University of Sheffield. Today the European Commission
On the annual Dutch geriatric conference (7 & 8 February, 2019), Roessingh Research and Development (RRD) presented the current state of the art on the development of technology for older adults. After a short introduction on RRD, Marijke Broekhuis presented the need for user research and usability evaluation among this target population. Technology can only
Back-UP has completed the first year of activity, and celebrated its consortium meeting in Roessingh Research & Development premises in Enschede, the Netherlands. RRD is the biggest centre in the Netherlands where a wide range of disciplines such as rehabilitation medicine, movement sciences, psychology, physiotherapy, biomedical sciences and computer sciences work together under a single
On November 15, 2018 the Back-UP project was presented at the annual general meeting of the Society for Back Pain Research (SBPR) by Stephanie Jansen-Kosterink of RRD. Her presentation focused on the general aim the project, and some results of the first months were showcased. The project was met with enthusiasm by the audience and the
Thursday September 13th, 2018, the Back-UP project has been presented at the NRClive Zorgtech event in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Stephanie Jansen-Kosterink of Roessingh Research and Development (RRD) presented her ideas on the need of more pragmatic evaluation designs for the (clinical) evaluation of eHealth. The Back-UP project was a casus during this presentation.
The study “Relationship between neck motion and self-reported pain in patients with whiplash associated disorders during the acute phase” has been published in the journal Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, presenting a statistical model to estimate the evolution of perceived pain from biomechanical measurements.
Back-UP has been presented today by Milton Hoz de Vila, in the VPH2018 conference, with the poster “The Back-UP project: towards predictive diagnosis and personalised medicine for NLBP underpinned by the VPH technologies and vision“.
On Thursday November 15, 2018, Roessingh Research and Development will present the Back-UP project during SBPR 2018 meeting at the University Medical Center of Groningen, the Netherlands. This meeting of the Society for Back Pain Research (SBPR) focuses on understanding the mechanisms of back pain, with extra interest in the areas of work, rest and play.
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The first Project milestone is going to be achieved: use cases and work flows definition. The Back-UP consortium, led by Project Coordinator IBV, visited the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim (NTNU), Norway, during the 6th month meeting held at St. Olavs Hospital Laboratories complex. The international meeting started on June 5th, with
The website of the Back-UP has been launched! Visit it to learn about our approach to neck and low back pain, know our Project and the Consortium, and to stay informed of news and forthcoming activities related to the management of neck and low back pain.