Using Mr. MAPp for lower limb phantom pain management

Kanchan Bahirat, Gargi Raval, Yu Yen Chung, Kevin Desai, Michael Riegler, Thiru Annaswamy, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran

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Abstract

Phantom pain is a chronic pain that is experienced as a vivid sensation stemming from the missing limb. From traditional mirror box to virtual reality-based approaches, a wide spectrum of treatments using mimic feedback of the amputated limb have been developed for alleviating phantom limb pain. In our previous work, Mixed reality-based framework for MAnaging Phantom Pain (Mr.MAPP) was presented and used to generate a virtual phantom upper limb, in real time, to manage the phantom pain. However, amputation of the lower limb is more common than that of the upper limb. Hence, in this paper, on top of demonstrating the reproducibility of the Mr.MAPP framework for upper limb, we extend it to manage lower limb phantom pain as well. Unlike an upper limb amputee, a patient with lower limb amputated is constrained to perform the training procedure in a sitting posture. Accordingly, virtual training games are designed for lower limb exercises with sitting posture such as knee flexion and extension, ankle dorsiflexion and tandem coordinated movement. Finally, the technical details of the system setup for playing the training games are introduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMM 2019 - Proceedings of the 27th ACM International Conference on Multimedia
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages1071-1075
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450368896
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2019
Event27th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM 2019 - Nice, France
Duration: Oct 21 2019Oct 25 2019

Publication series

NameMM 2019 - Proceedings of the 27th ACM International Conference on Multimedia

Conference

Conference27th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM 2019
CountryFrance
CityNice
Period10/21/1910/25/19

Keywords

  • Augmented Virtuality
  • Mixed Reality
  • Phantom Pain Management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Media Technology

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