The application of eyeglass displays in changing the perception of pain

Mimi M. Y. TSE, Jacobus K. F. NG, Wai Yee Joanne 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. Copyright © 2002 IOS Press.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedicine meets virtual reality 02/10: Digital upgrades: Applying Moore's law to health
EditorsJames D. WESTWOOD, Helene Miller HOFFMAN, Richard A. ROBB, Don STREDNEY
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherIOS Press
Pages532-535
ISBN (Electronic)9781607509295
ISBN (Print)1586032038, 9781586032036
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2002

Citation

Tse, M. M. Y., Ng, J. K. F., Chung, J. W. Y., & Wong, T. K. S. (2002). The application of eyeglass displays in changing the perception of pain. In J. D. Westwood, H. M. Hoffman, R. A. Robb, & D. Stredney (Eds.), Medicine meets virtual reality 02/10: Digital upgrades: Applying Moore's law to health (pp. 532-535). Netherlands: IOS Press.

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