MOWOOT earns First-Ever ‘FDA Breakthrough Device Designation’ for a Novel Non-Drug and Non-Invasive Therapy of Neurogenic Bowel Disorder

Breakthrough status for Intermittent Colonic Exo-peristalsis™ therapy will help provide timely access to this novel treatment for patients and providers in the US market   The medical device company USMIMA S.L. (brand name MOWOOT), with headquarter in Barcelona (Spain), announced today that its first product “MOWOOT II Intestinal Transit Management System” has been granted the … Continued

Effectiveness, Safety and Patient Compliance of the MOWOOT system in Patients with Neurogenic Bowel Dysfunction

Results of the MOWOOT multicenter study MOW-01-2017 The prevalence of constipation ranges from approximately 1% to as much as 25% of the general adult population.  However, bowel dysfunction occurs in most people with neurological disorders. The common causes of Neurogenic Bowel Dysfunction (NBD) include spinal cord injury (SCI), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), spina bifida, myelomeningocele (MMC), multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson disease (PD), stroke, and diabetes … Continued

Some tips to relieve constipation in summer

Constipation is considered one of the most common and usual gastrointestinal problems and specially in the summer. Summertime and holidays are normally a synonym of changes in our routine that can lead to episodes of constipation or aggravate the problem for people who already suffer from it. However, it is possible to take some measures … Continued


During these months of confinement, and in the coming weeks when some measures will be lift, the first and foremost recommendation that the medical institutions and authorities have repeatedly advised is to stay home. Not going outside prevents us from being in contact with the Covid-19 virus and therefore from infecting ourselves. This takes special … Continued

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Christmas and chronic constipation, tips to enjoy without worry

Christmas is just around the corner and the frantic pace of shopping, festivities and overeating is going to begin. If you suffer from chronic constipation, we are sure you are already thinking about what is coming: a difficult period to regulate your intestinal transit, and you’re wondering how to combat constipation at Christmas time. So, to help you enjoy this festivity as it deserves, here are some useful tips to … Continued

Silla de ruedas, disfunción intestinal neurogénica

What is a neurogenic bowel and how to deal with it?

Most people do not know how chronic constipation affects the life of people with spinal cord injury. They are not aware of these other effects of the spinal cord injury. But if the legs don’t move, neither do the intestines. 60% of people with spinal cord injury suffer from chronic constipation and this problem seriously … Continued

Estreñimiento por medicamentos: alternativas a los laxantes

Opiod induced constipation: when your medicine causes side effects

Constipation due to medication is more common than you think and, those who suffer from it know how difficult it is to solve. We describe the causes and solutions to face this problem, including a new non-pharmacological solution. Let’s take a look! Among the medications that cause constipation, there are drugs for pain, depression, drugs … Continued

Inconvenientes de tratar el estreñimiento crónico con laxantes

Inconveniences of treating chronic constipation with laxatives

Chronic constipation affects the quality of life of more than 150 million people in Europe and the United States. Although laxatives may appear to be a good solution for occasional constipation, their use in treating chronic constipation is not indicated. Laxatives not only lose their effect over time, they also have adverse effects and are … Continued

Equipo usMIMA, desarrolladores de MOWOOT, el cinturón de masaje abdominal para el estreñimiento crónico

How was MOWOOT, the non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive and side effect free solution for chronic constipation developed?

The MOWOOT medical device – a non drug, non invasive solution for chronic constipation – was created by the usMIMA startup which was originated in the Moebio’s dHEALTH BCN program, a disruptive initiative for talent development driven by Biocat and inspired by Stanford Biodesign. The usMIMA project MOWOOT, winner of the Bio-Entrepreneur XXI 2014 Award, … Continued