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Title: Synopsis of an engineering solution for a painful problem Phantom Limb Pain
Authors: Mousavi, A
Cole, J
Kalganova, T
Stone, R
Zhang, J
Petiffer, S
Walker, P
Nikopoulou-Smyrni, P
Henderson Slater, D
Aggoun, A
Von Rump, S
Nalylor, S
Keywords: Amputation;Control;Motion tracking;Phantom Limb Pain;Sensors;Virtual reality
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: 2014 (VISAPP), The International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, Lisbon, Portugal, (5-8 January 2014)
Abstract: This paper is synopsis of a recently proposed solution for treating patients who suffer from Phantom Limb Pain (PLP). The underpinning approach of this research and development project is based on an extension of “mirror box” therapy which has had some promising results in pain reduction. An outline of an immersive individually tailored environment giving the patient a virtually realised limb presence, as a means to pain reduction is provided. The virtual 3D holographic environment is meant to produce immersive, engaging and creative environments and tasks to encourage and maintain patients’ interest, an important aspect in two of the more challenging populations under consideration (over-60s and war veterans). The system is hoped to reduce PLP by more than 3 points on an 11 point Visual Analog Scale (VAS), when a score less than 3 could be attributed to distraction alone.
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