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Augmented Reality Treatment for Phantom Limb Pain

  • Francesco Carrino
  • Didier Rizzotti
  • Claudia Gheorghe
  • Patrick Kabasu Bakajika
  • Frédérique Francescotti-Paquier
  • Elena Mugellini
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8526)

Abstract

Mirror therapy is used from many years to treat phantom limb pain in amputees. However, this approach presents several limitations that could be overcome using the possibilities of new technologies. In this paper we present a novel approach based on augmented reality, 3D tracking and 3D modeling to enhance the capabilities of the classic mirror therapy. The system was conceived to be integrated in a three steps treatment called “Graded motor imagery” that includes: limb laterality recognition, motor imagery and, finally, mirror therapy. Aiming at a future home care therapy, we chose to work with low-cost technologies studying their advantages and drawbacks.

In this paper, we present the conception and a first qualitative evaluation of the developed system.

Keywords

Augmented Reality 3D tracking 3D modeling phantom limb pain treatment mirror therapy 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Carrino
    • 1
  • Didier Rizzotti
    • 1
  • Claudia Gheorghe
    • 1
  • Patrick Kabasu Bakajika
    • 2
  • Frédérique Francescotti-Paquier
    • 2
  • Elena Mugellini
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western SwitzerlandSwitzerland
  2. 2.CHUV – Centre Hospitalier Universitaire VaudoisLausanneSwitzerland

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