University of Keele in Buxton, Derbyshire (UK).
Back-UP project is bound to end the first year of research and the partners have met in England to reflect on the state of the project and concretely to discuss on work packages 1 and 6.
During the meeting, technical specifications of the future Back-UP platform and its various modules have been reviewed. Also, coordination actions for the data collection and the future validation of Back-UP have been agreed with the participation of the different user profiles.
Another key point was stakeholder involvement: clinicians expert in Neck and Low Back Pain will be invited to participate in stakeholder meetings organized by the project.
Jonathan Hill, Gemma Mansell, Danielle Van der Windt, Gwenllian Wynne-Jones and Nadia Corp from the University of Keele are the team members involved in the project that participated in the meeting.
Located in the heart of England, the University of Keele excels in both education and research. They have been awarded Gold in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework. Keele is helping to change the world for the better by engaging in cutting-edge research, tackling some of society’s most urgent challenges, including ageing, global health and renewable energy.
Project Director Helios De Rosario from IBV points out: “Back-UP will be a success if the platform works, if we have an architecture that can grow to adapt to new needs, and learn with new data and if we will be able to produce publications to support the scientific evidence of its operating principles. We are working on that”.
Back-Up is focused on creating a prognostic model to support more effective and efficient management of Neck and Low Back Pain (NLBP), based on the digital representation of multidimensional clinical information, and in-silico assessments of possible interventions.
The next consortium meeting will take place in December, hosted by RRD from Enschede (the Nederlands).
For more information about Back-UO, please visit project web page http://backup-project.eu/