A collaboration between multidisciplinary research teams across four UK universities, OptiMuscle will create a prototype that will provide multimodal biofeedback coupled with behaviour change techniques to positively impact those living with dysfunctional breathing. Long-term, the project aims to roll-out this digitally-enabled technology across the UK health services to support those living with health conditions such as musculoskeletal pain, mobility and anxiety-related disorders and respiratory conditions including long Covid.
Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), 2021–2023
Principal Investigator: Dr Stephen Preece, University of Salford
University of Plymouth Co-Investigator: Professor Eduardo Miranda
Co-Investigators: Dr Wendy Maltinsky, University of Stirling; Ms Andre Taylor, Glasgow School of Art