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KICK-OFF MEETING

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Instituto de Biomecánica (Biomechanics Institute - IBV) hosted the kick-off meeting of the European project    Stimu  lAIS    on 28th November 2012. 

The main objective of the  StimulAIS  project is to develop a novel device for the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis by muscular electro-stimulation of the appropriate muscles. This device will be capable not only of stopping progression of the curvature, but also of correcting it. It will represent a strong differentiation in AIS treatment, as it will avoid the side effects of the current conservative solutions and will reduce the need of invasive fusion surgery.

Nowadays, current treatment options have important limitations. Conventional treatment like bracing is uncomfortable and stressful and there is no clear evidence of its effectiveness in stopping progression of spine curvature; surgery halts progression, but fuses the spine, eliminating its mobility.

The first technical steps of the project were established, and also financial information of the project was introduced to the partners. Consortium members highlighted the importance of comunication between the partners to obtain good results during the project.

The   StimulAIS   project effectively started on 1st November 2012.

This is a picture of the   StimulAIS   team.

 

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Project Funded by EU Seventh Framework.

Students Love TechnologyThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under Grant Agreement No 315327