An integrated system combining virtual reality with a glove with biosensors for neuropathic pain: A concept validation

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Abstract

Spinal cord injuries are among the most traumatic situations, having relevant repercussions on an individual’s occupation performance. Although loss of functionality is considered to be the most significant consequence, neuropathic pain can determine an individual’s inability to return to daily activities. Therefore, it is imperative to develop new technologies with significant impact on the rehabilitation process of the spinal cord injuries. VR4NeuroPain combines virtual reality with a glove “GNeuroPathy”, covered with a variety of biosensors, that allows for the collection of physiological parameters and motor stimulation. The main purpose of this paper is to describe the system VR4NeuroPain, and to validate the “GNeuroPathy” concept. With that in mind, and after calibrating the VR4NeuroPain system using with a group of 16 individuals, the validation results showed that “GNeuroPathy” was comfort, accessibility in place and the collection of physiological parameters was performed as expected.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors and Systems Interaction - Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors and Systems Interaction, 2018
EditorsIsabel L. Nunes
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages274-284
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319943336
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
EventAHFE International Conference on Human Factors and Systems Interaction, 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 21 Jul 201825 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Volume781
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

ConferenceAHFE International Conference on Human Factors and Systems Interaction, 2018
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period21/07/1825/07/18

Keywords

  • Biosignals
  • Rehabilitation
  • Spine injury
  • Virtual reality

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    Quaresma, C., Gomes, M., Cardoso, H., Ferreira, N., Vigário, R., Quintão, C., & Fonseca, M. (2019). An integrated system combining virtual reality with a glove with biosensors for neuropathic pain: A concept validation. In I. L. Nunes (Ed.), Advances in Human Factors and Systems Interaction - Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors and Systems Interaction, 2018 (pp. 274-284). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 781). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94334-3_28