Prevent4Work (Knowledge Alliance for Innovative Measures in Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders) is a project cofounded by the European Union Erasmus+ Program that aims at establishing a network which will develop innovative educational programmes, adaptive mHealth (mobile health) tools, high quality evidence-based material and actions that can be implemented in EU to prevent Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders. ). The target groups are mainly workers and enterprises from different sectors of activity, trainers, health professionals and education institutions.
Three congress will take place in the frame of the project (in Spain, Italy and Denmark), together with several workshops for workers and health professionals and six online courses. In addition, a mobile app will be developed to enhance knowledge spread through improving the users´ access to all the training materials and to allow information gathering from these same users by means of a risk assessment questionnaire.
Data exploitation opens a big opportunity to progress to adaptive training platforms that can offer updated and tailored teaching and training, under the basis of "more users, more data and then better feedback to allow personalized attention".
The prevention approach to work-related musculoskeletal disorders is very necessary due to its high prevalence and socioeconomic impact at a European scope, being in the top five of diagnostic groups in Europe regarding health care costs.
The answer to these problems in companies is a holistic prevention, taking into account multifactorial risks for every individual, in order to propose a tatailored educational programme to every worker needs.
The consortium of partners of P4Work is integrated by:
- Research Group Iphisio. University San Jorge (Spain)
- Departament of Health Science and Technology. Aalborg University (Denmark)
- University College of Northern Denmark (Denmark)
- Instituto Ortopédico Galeazzi (Italy)
- GeoSLab (Spain)
- INP Formación (Spain)
- VITECO (Italy)
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