Augmented reality treatment reduces phantom pain in missing limbs

Phantom limb pain is a mysterious ailment: people with amputations experience aches and acute pains in an arm or leg that isn't there — making the problem notoriously difficult to treat. But a new type of therapy using augmented reality is surprisingly effective at reducing even the most intractabl… [Read More]

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Phantom limb pain is a mysterious ailment: people with amputations experience aches and acute pains in an arm or leg that isn’t there — making the problem notoriously difficult to treat.
But a new type of therapy using augmented reality is surprisingly effective at reducing even the most intractable phantom pain.
The team selected 14 amputees whose phantom limb pain was chronic and unresponsive to other therapy methods.
Once this calibration is complete, the virtual limb is superimposed on a live webcam image of the patient, starting just where the real limb stops.
But phantom pain is a poorly understood phenomenon and sometimes the effectiveness of treatments is matched only by their strangeness.

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Source: Techcrunch