Description

Virtual Reality can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain. A new test devised by researchers at Aalborg University shows that VR technology can trick the amputee’s brain into thinking that it is still in control of a missing limb.

Subject

Virtual Reality

Period31 May 2017 → 21 Jun 2017

Media coverage

13

Media coverage

  • TitleAalborg University Uses Virtual Reality to Eliminate Phantom Limb Pain
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe University Network
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date09/06/2017
    DescriptionSoon there might be a surefire way to eliminate phantom limb pain. Researchers at Aalborg University in Denmark reported, based on their new study, that Virtual Reality technology can be used to help amputees.
    Producer/AuthorBrian Bonilla
    URLhttps://www.tun.com/blog/aalborg-university-virtual-reality-eliminate-phantom-limb-pain/
    PersonsMartin Kraus, Bo Geng
  • TitlePhantom Limb Pain Eased Via Virtual Reality Mind-Control Trick
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletRehab Management
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date07/06/2017
    DescriptionResearchers at Aalborg University have devised a test using virtual reality to trick the brain into thinking it is still in control of a missing limb. They suggest this may help ease phantom limb pain.
    Producer/AuthorAalborg University, Science Daily
    URLwww.rehabpub.com/2017/06/phantom-limb-pain-eased-via-virtual-reality-mind-control-trick/
    PersonsMartin Kraus, Bo Geng
  • TitleVirtual Reality now eases out pain
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSpectraVR
    Media typeWeb
    CountryIndia
    Date07/06/2017
    DescriptionVirtual reality is now helping to ease out Phantom Limb pain. For those who are new to the term, Phantom Limb pain refers to the degrees of pain which is felt in the area where a limb has been amputated. It is said that the successful treatment of the same is difficult and the treatment is usually determined based on the person’s level of pain, in fact in many cases multiple treatments may be combined. Now researchers have developed a new treatment where Virtual Reality can relieve the sensation of the Phantom limb by tricking the brain into thinking that the missing limb still exists.
    Producer/AuthorSpectraVR Studios
    URLhttps://spectravr.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/virtual-reality-now-eases-out-pain/
    PersonsMartin Kraus, Bo Geng
  • TitleVR Eases Phantom Limb Pain
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe O&P EDGE
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date07/06/2017
    DescriptionBy using virtual reality (VR) it is possible to create a simulated experience of being present in a 3D world where one can move around freely and touch and interact with objects. A new test devised by researchers at Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark, shows that VR technology can trick a person's brain into thinking that it is still in control of a missing limb and thus can ease phantom limb pain.
    Producer/AuthorAAU and ScienceDaily
    URLhttps://opedge.com/Articles/ViewArticle/2017-06-07/vr-abates-phantom-limb-pain
    PersonsMartin Kraus, Bo Geng
  • TitleVirtual Reality Eases Phantom Limb Pain
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletCommunications of the ACM
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date05/06/2017
    DescriptionResearchers at Aalborg University in Denmark have developed a system that uses virtual reality (VR) technology to relieve sufferers of phantom limb pain.
    Producer/AuthorScienceDaily
    URLhttps://cacm.acm.org/news/218297-virtual-reality-eases-phantom-limb-pain/fulltext
    PersonsMartin Kraus, Bo Geng
  • TitleNew Virtual Reality Helps Amputee Deal with Phantom Limb Pain
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletTelegiz News
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date04/06/2017
    DescriptionA team of researchers has developed a new virtual reality technology that could relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain, described as pain felt in a limb that is no longer there.
    Producer/AuthorPrei Dy
    URLwww.telegiz.com/articles/24688/20170604/virtual-reality-phantom-limb-pain-amputees.htm#ixzz4oUzc9aMM
    PersonsMartin Kraus, Bo Geng
  • TitleKnow how VR can ease phantom limb pain
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBusiness Standard
    Media typeWeb
    CountryIndia
    Date04/06/2017
    DescriptionVirtual Reality (VR) technology can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain by tricking the brain into thinking that it is still in control of a missing limb, researchers have found.
    Producer/AuthorIANS
    URLwww.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/know-how-vr-can-ease-phantom-limb-pain-117060400439_1.html
    PersonsMartin Kraus, Bo Geng
  • TitleTechnology to ease phantom limb pain
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Hindu
    Media typeWeb
    CountryIndia
    Date04/06/2017
    DescriptionScientists have developed a virtual reality (VR) technology that can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain by tricking the brain into thinking that it is still in control of a missing limb.
    Producer/AuthorPress Trust of India
    URLwww.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/technology-to-ease-phantom-limb-pain/article18718936.ece
    PersonsMartin Kraus
  • TitleEasing phantom limb pain through VR
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletIndia TV
    Media typeWeb
    CountryIndia
    Date04/06/2017
    Description"The tactile representation of different body parts are arranged in the brain in a sort of map," said Bo Geng from Aalborg University in Denmark in a statement.
    Producer/AuthorIndia TV Lifestyle Desk
    URLwww.indiatvnews.com/lifestyle/news-phantom-limb-pain-remedy-384729
    PersonsMartin Kraus, Bo Geng
  • TitleEasing phantom limb pain through VR
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDiorama.com
    Media typeWeb
    CountryGreece
    Date04/06/2017
    Producer/AuthorIndia TV News
    URLhttps://www.diorama.com/2017/06/04/easing-phantom-limb-pain-vr/
    PersonsMartin Kraus, Bo Geng
  • TitleVirtual reality helping amputee victims
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBel Marra Health
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date02/06/2017
    DescriptionPhantom limb pain is something of a conundrum. It’s described as pain felt in a limb that is no longer there. This condition occurs in hundreds of people who have had an arm or a leg amputated, which is a common occurrence in military veterans or even people with poorly controlled diabetes. A new form of treatment is helping amputees and it doesn’t use any sort of pharmaceutical medication.

    It’s actually the use of virtual reality technology. The focus of this new study was to trick an amputee’s brain into thinking the missing limb exists.
    Producer/AuthorDevon Andre
    URLwww.belmarrahealth.com/virtual-reality-helping-amputee-victims/
    PersonsMartin Kraus, Bo Geng
  • TitleVirtual reality eases phantom limb pain
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletMedical Xpress
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date01/06/2017
    DescriptionVirtual reality can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain. A new test devised by researchers at Aalborg University shows that VR technology can trick the amputee's brain into thinking that it is still in control of a missing limb.
    Producer/AuthorAalborg University
    URLhttps://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-06-virtual-reality-eases-phantom-limb.html
    PersonsMartin Kraus, Bo Geng
  • TitleVirtual Reality Eases Phantom Limb Pain
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletScienceDaily
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date31/05/2017
    DescriptionVirtual Reality (VR) can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain, report researchers. A new test shows that VR technology can trick the amputee’s brain into thinking that it is still in control of a missing limb.
    Producer/AuthorAalborg University
    URLwww.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170531102921.htm
    PersonsMartin Kraus, Bo Geng

Media contributions

2

Media contributions

  • TitleVirtual Reality Eases Phantom Limb Pain
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletAAU News
    Media typeWeb
    CountryDenmark
    Date21/06/2017
    DescriptionVirtual Reality can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain. A new test devised by researchers at Aalborg University shows that VR technology can trick the amputee’s brain into thinking that it is still in control of a missing limb.
    Producer/AuthorAalborg University
    URLwww.en.aau.dk/news/show-news/virtual-reality-eases-phantom-limb-pain.cid319487
    PersonsMartin Kraus, Bo Geng
  • TitleVirtual Reality Eases Phantom Limb Pain (Video)
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletYouTube
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 minute 43 seconds
    CountryUnited States
    Date31/05/2017
    DescriptionVirtual Reality can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain. A new test devised by researchers at Aalborg University shows that VR technology can trick the amputee’s brain into thinking that it is still in control of a missing limb.
    Producer/AuthorAalborg University
    URLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyS5M8IHJSQ
    PersonsMartin Kraus, Bo Geng

Keywords

  • Virtual reality
  • Phantom limb pain