The application of eyeglass displays in changing the perception of pain

Mun Yee Mimi Tse, Jacobus K F Ng, Joanne W Y Chung, Thomas K S Wong

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Abstract

We have been examining the potential value of visual stimulation via the eyeglass displays in changing the perception of pain. In this randomized, controlled, cross-over study, 72 healthy university student volunteers were asked to wear a light-weighted eyeglass projecting a feeling of watching a fifty-two-inch television screen in a close distance while pain was produced by a modified tourniquet technique. There is a significant increase of pain threshold and pain tolerance with the effect of visual stimulation. These findings having implications of using visual stimulation as positive adjunct to other methods of pain relief and to different pain conditions in clinical areas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 02/10 - Digital Upgrades
Subtitle of host publicationApplying Moore's Law to Health
Pages532-535
Number of pages4
Volume85
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002
Event10th Annual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, MMVR 2002 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 23 Jan 200226 Jan 2002

Conference

Conference10th Annual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, MMVR 2002
CountryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA
Period23/01/0226/01/02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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