Clinician Experiences

Video Interviews

I work in the area of incontinence technology because I believe it has received less attention from the engineering community and I think my research in soft-system technology can have direct and immediate impact on this technology and quality of life on this patient group.

Dr Ali AlazmaniIMPRESS Research Lead

Incontinence technologies are really one of neglected areas in bio-engineering over the last 50 years where we’ve seen other areas flourish and the technology we have got today haven’t really evolved in the last few years.

Dr Michael BryantIMPRESS Research Lead

Incontinence is an area where there is a huge clinical need, people need new products and new technology development. As an engineer, I would like to think I could make a difference in that area and there is not enough activity in the area at the moment.

Dr Pete Culmer
Dr Pete CulmerIMPRESS Principal Investigator

There are two main challenges, understanding the clinical need and the patient need. These technologies that we develop have to be used by clinicians and healthcare professionals, so we have to understand what they want and what they need in engineering terms.

Dr Pete Culmer
Dr Pete CulmerIMPRESS Principal Investigator

Working in incontinence research

IMPRESS engineers, Dr Peter Culmer, Dr Michael Bryant and Dr Ali Alazmani from the Surgical Technologies Group at the University of Leeds, explain why they work in incontinence research.

Improvement ideas for incontinence issues

Here Tara talks about what improvements to products and new devices she hopes for in the future

Improvement areas for treatments

Prof Rory O’Connor, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, talks about areas for improvement to incontinence treatments for his patients

Products for managing incontinence

Jen Lodge, bowel health clinical nurse consultant at Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust talks about the products she prescribes for managing incontinence.

Improvement ideas to treatments

Jen Lodge, Bowel Health Clinical Nurse Consultant at Leeds Community Healthcare Trust talks about potential improvements to current treatments for incontinence.

Values and projects of IMPRESS

IMPRESS network members talk about the value of IMPRESS and some of the projects currently underway as a result of it’s activities.

Talking about living with Spina Bifida

Tara has Spina Bifida and has lived with incontinence since childhood. In this video interview she talks about her condition and the products she uses.

Different conditions and incontinence

Prof Rory O’Connor, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, explains the conditions he treats and the incontinence issues they raise.

Treating bowel health conditions

Jen Lodge, bowel health clinical nurse consultant at Leeds Community Healthcare Trust, talks about her role and the conditions she treats.

Pros and cons of incontinence treatments

Jen Lodge, Bowel Health Clinical Nurse Consultant at Leeds Community Healthcare Trust talks about the pros and cons of current treatments for incontinence

Working with engineers for improvements

Jen Lodge, Bowel Heath Clinical Nurse Consultant at Leeds Community Healthcare Trust talks about working with IMPRESS engineers to improve treatments for incontinence.

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@IMPRESSleeds Some great work from our mini delegates at #kidstoilettalk #continence research @Devices4Dignity @TITCHinnovate… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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Incontinence Management & PRevention through Engineering and ScienceS