Gneuropathy: Validation process at clinical environment

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Abstract

Spinal cord injuries are one of the most traumatic situations with a major impact on a person's quality of life. This type of injury have a extremely impact in the performance of daily life activities not only due to motor alterations but also due to the appearance of neuropathic pain Throughout the rehabilitation process the evaluation and intervention methodologies are not very systematic and are not personalized. Thus, to bridge this gap, the VR4NeuroPain was developed a technology that associates virtual reality with a glove "GNeuroPathy". The glove "GNeuroPathy" allows the collection of physiological parameters, namely to identify the electrodermic activity (EDA) while the patient carries out activities in an immersive environment. The main objective of this article is to present the validation process of the "GNeuroPathy" in clinical context. "GNeuroPathy" was applied to a group of 17 individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury. The results showed that "GNeuroPathy" is easy to apply and is suitable for comfort and texture. Data were also collected from EDA and it was found that there is a significant difference in signal amplitude in patients with low and high functionality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBIODEVICES 2019 - 12th International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices, Proceedings; Part of 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2019
EditorsAna Roque, Ana Fred, Hugo Gamboa
PublisherSciTePress
Pages275-279
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9789897583537
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event12th International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices, BIODEVICES 2019 - Part of 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2019 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 22 Feb 201924 Feb 2019

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices, BIODEVICES 2019 - Part of 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2019
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period22/02/1924/02/19

Keywords

  • Device
  • Evaluation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury

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