Ràdio 4: Interview with Damien Lacroix about MySpine

An interview with Biomechanics and mechanobiology group leader Damien Lacroix about the new EU-project he coordinates, MySpine, has been broadcast on Ràdio 4’s L’Observatori programme.

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In the interview, Damien describes how the ‘virtual spine’ developed by the consortium will use various factors to create a tailor-made diagnostic scenario based on the patient, even taking into account the individual’s pain threshold, to guide clinicians in making the right decisions on how to treat various back pathologies and predict the potential longer-term effects on surrounding discs.

Journalist Anna Bañeres also asks Damien about the practicalities of working on a big international project – MySpine also involves groups from the Netherlands, Austria, France, Spain and Hungary – and asks him to predict a timescale for the first working prototype of the MySpine platform.

You can listen to the podcast here (’13 de enero, Dolom lumbar (I)’).