The loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence) is common and distressing and can range in severity. For some people it's occasionally leaking urine when they cough or sneeze whilst others have an urge to urinate that's so sudden and strong they don't get to a toilet in time. In contrast, an underactive bladder is when urination is hesitant, interrupted or prolonged often leading to incomplete emptying.

Controlling urination with bioelectric neuromodulation devices is an emerging treatment strategy for bladder incontinence or underactivity as it can be rapidly adjusted to respond to changing patient needs, known as closed-looped control.

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Research team

Program leader: A/Prof James Fallon

Team members: Dr Sophie Payne, Mr Ross Thomas

Collaborators: Prof Janet Keast (University of Melbourne), Dr Peregrine Osborne (University of Melbourne)