ERIC has joined a research project seeking new technologies for the management of bowel and bladder problems. IMPRESS (Incontinence Management & PRevention through Engineering and ScienceS) is coordinated by the University of Leeds and University College London.

As a charity partner ERIC will work with IMPRESS to raise the profile of research into continence, helping to unlock the voices of many who suffer in silence. The partnership will also help to promote advanced technological solutions that improve the lives of people living with bladder and bowel difficulties. 

ERIC helped IMPRESS attract 50 attendees to a one-day event on faecal incontinence in February, which included parents supported by ERIC.

Another focus event looking at next generation technologies will take place on 20 June in Leeds. Information gathered at the group sessions will guide the IMPRESS research.

More information about these events can be found on the IMPRESS website.