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    Augmenting the Reality of Phantom Limbs: Three Case Studies Using an Augmented Mirror Box Procedure


    Desmond, Deirdre and O'Neill, Kieran and de Paor, Annraoi and McDarby, Gary and MacLachlan, Malcolm (2006) Augmenting the Reality of Phantom Limbs: Three Case Studies Using an Augmented Mirror Box Procedure. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, 18 (3). pp. 74-79. ISSN 1040-8800

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    Abstract

    Phantom sensation and phantom pain are common after limb amputation. Previous research documents increased motor control of phantom limbs and alleviation of phantom limb pain through exposure to the “mirror box illusion.” This approach centers on the potential for vision and sensorimotor interactions to alter phantom limb perception. The applicability and flexibility of this intervention is limited by methodological constraints inherent in the use of conventional mirrors. This article reports the application of an "augmented reality" intervention that seeks to overcome these constraints. Three case studies are presented, and it is argued that augmented reality technology offers a promising new approach to the investigation of phantom experience and potentially to the treatment of phantom pain.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: amputation; augmented reality; hand; mirror box; phantom; upper limb;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 10598
    Depositing User: Dr. Deirdre Desmond
    Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2019 18:12
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics
    Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
    Refereed: Yes
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