Clinical Experiences

Written 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

Through our charity partners the Bladder and Bowel UK (adult continence) and ERIC (children’s continence) you can access a wealth of online booklets and information sheets about managing and treating incontinence.

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Incontinence Management & PRevention through Engineering and ScienceS