Osteoarthritis is a painful, debilitating joint disease that affects millions of people and for which there is no curative treatment. Patients are encouraged to keep moving, but the optimal joint load for the individual patient is not known. In the LoaD project, researchers from medical centers, technical universities, universities of applied sciences and companies are working together to investigate what a healthy load is for a patient with knee osteoarthritis and how patients can be guided to exercise healthly.
Budget: 10 million euros co-funded by companies and social partners such as sports associations and patient associations.
The consortium is led by Erasmus MC and consists of over 30 partner organisations.