TechNoPAIN Project

FRRB Project 3440110 - A new digital technology-based treatment for chronic pain combining neuromodulation, computer-assisted training and telemonitoring

The Coordinator of the project is Azienda Socio Sanitaria Territoriale Santi Paolo e Carlo. The Lead Principal Investigator of the project is Prof. Alberto Priori.

 Pathology:  Chronic Pain
 Tematic Area:  Neurology
 Project Start Date:  May 1, 2023
 Project End Date:  April 30, 2026
 Funding:   719.400,00
 Project Partners:  - Azienda Socio Sanitaria Territoriale Santi Paolo e Carlo
 - Istituto Europeo di Oncologia S.r.l.
 - Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico
 - Università degli Studi di Milano


Chronic pain is a leading source of medical disability, healthcare expenses, and reduced mental well-being. Given mobility limitations, travel burden, and cost, accessibility to treatment can be problematic in patients suffering from this disease, thus boosting a recent shift toward delivering care via telehealth programs. Given the complex interrelation of physical and psychosocial aspects related to chronic pain conditions, in this project, we propose to validate and investigate the efficacy of new integrated healthcare interventions by combining transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) technique, complementary therapies, and telemonitoring. We expect that this novel combined approach will provide a more effective strategy overcoming the classical barriers of pharmacological treatments and access to care due to poor mobility. To do so, we will rely on a previously developed integrated platform allowing effective delivery of non-pharmacological interventions and outcome evaluation.