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posted on 12.06.2020, 02:35 by J Wang, Craig AnslowCraig Anslow, Brian RobinsonBrian Robinson, Simon McCallumSimon McCallum
© 2019 Copyright held by the owner/author(s). Chronic pain is ongoing pain lasting for long periods of time after the initial injury or disease has healed. Chronic pain is difficult to treat and can affect the daily lives of patients. Distraction therapy is a proven way of relieving pain by redirecting the focus of patients' attention. Virtual reality is an effective platform for distraction therapy as it immerses the user visually, aurally, and even somewhat physically in a virtual world detached from reality. There is little research done on the effects that physical interactions have on pain management. This project aims to evaluate different types of extended reality (XR) interactions, including full body movement, for chronic pain patients to determine which is the best for pain relief. We are building a prototype for participants to interact both mentally and physically and measuring the reduction in subjective pain ratings at various points of the XR experience.

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Wang, J., Anslow, C., Robinson, B. & McCallum, S. (2019, November). Extended reality for chronic pain relief. In Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST VRST '19: 25th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (pp. 1-2). ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3359996.3365030

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VRST '19: 25th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology

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Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST

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12/11/2019

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1-2

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ACM

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