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Video: Virtual arm eases phantom limb pain

Doctors have devised a new way to treat amputees with phantom limb pain.

Using computer-generated augmented reality, the patient can see and move a virtual arm controlled by their stump.

Electric signals from the muscles in the amputated limb “talk” to the computer, allowing real-time movement.


Amputee Ture Johanson moves his virtual hand on the computer screen

Mr. Johanson, who is 73 and lives in Sweden, lost half of his right arm in a car accident 48 years ago. Within weeks of starting on the augmented reality treatment in Max Ortiz Catalan’s clinic at Chalmers University of Technology, his pain has now eased.


Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-26327457

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