An Affordable Virtual Reality System for Treatment of Phantom Limb Pain

Bartal Henriksen, Ronni Nedergaard Nielsen, Laszlo Szabo, Nicolaj Evers, Martin Kraus, Bo Geng

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This paper describes the implementation of an affordable phantom limb pain (PLP) home treatment system using virtual reality (VR) and a motion sensor to immerse the users in a virtual environment (VE). The work is inspired by mirror therapy (MT) which is used to treat patients with PLP. This project focuses on phantom pain in amputees. Using a motion sensor, the system tracks the movement of a user’s hand and translates it onto the virtual hand. The system consists of exercises focusing on opening and closing the hand, rotating the hand, and finer finger movements. These exercises are conveyed in the VR as three games: (1) A bending game, where the patients have to bend a rod, (2) a box game where the patients pick up and place boxes with their hands, (3) and a button memory game where the patients have to push buttons in a given sequence. These games were tested on twelve healthy participants to see if the games encouraged similar movements as in MT. Prior to the experiment a preliminary test was conducted on an amputee with PLP to gather qualitative feedback from an end-user. The results indicated that the games did convey the exercises from the MT, although further testing is needed.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 2016 Virtual Reality International Conference : VRIC '16
Antal sider4
Udgivelses stedNew York, NY, USA
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publikationsdato2016
Sider23:1--23:4
Artikelnummer23
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-4503-4180-6
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2016
Begivenhed18th ACM Virtual Reality International Conference - Laval, Frankrig
Varighed: 23 mar. 201625 mar. 2016
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Konference18th ACM Virtual Reality International Conference
LandFrankrig
ByLaval
Periode23/03/201625/03/2016
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Henriksen, B., Nielsen, R. N., Szabo, L., Evers, N., Kraus, M., & Geng, B. (2016). An Affordable Virtual Reality System for Treatment of Phantom Limb Pain. I Proceedings of the 2016 Virtual Reality International Conference: VRIC '16 (s. 23:1--23:4). [23] New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2927929.2927932
Henriksen, Bartal ; Nielsen, Ronni Nedergaard ; Szabo, Laszlo ; Evers, Nicolaj ; Kraus, Martin ; Geng, Bo. / An Affordable Virtual Reality System for Treatment of Phantom Limb Pain. Proceedings of the 2016 Virtual Reality International Conference: VRIC '16. New York, NY, USA : Association for Computing Machinery, 2016. s. 23:1--23:4
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