Health Sciences in funding bid to research musculoskeletal disorders in childrenThursday 30 October 2014
Liverpool Hope’s School of Health Sciences (Sport and Exercise Science) has been involved in a major European funding application for a project that that will look at how monitoring the electrical activity of skeletal muscles can help prevent musculoskeletal disorders in children.
Following a two-stage Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation call by the European Commission, a consortium of eleven universities including Liverpool Hope University, research institutes and industrial partners from six countries, submitted a major (5,5,000,00 Euros) proposal on 13th October 2014.
The bid is part of the Horizon 2020 project titled "Establishing effectiveness of health care interventions in the paediatric population" and comprises a total funding budget of 306,000,000 Euros.
The submitted multidisciplinary proposal, also called the SITGEN project, focuses on using the latest EMG (Electromyography) technology for the validation, treatment and prevention of inactivity and musculoskeletal disorders in children.