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Human Studies

2021 May 26

J Med Internet Res



Assessing the Feasibility of an Open-Source Virtual Reality Mirror Visual Feedback Module for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Pilot Usability Study.


Won A S, Barreau AC, Gaertner M, Stone T, Zhu J, Wang C Y, Mackey S
J Med Internet Res. 2021 May 26; 23(5):e16536.
PMID: 34037530.


Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a rare and severe chronic pain condition, with effective treatment options not established for many patients. The underlying pathophysiology remains unclear, but there is a growing appreciation for the role of central mechanisms which have formed the basis for brain-based therapies such as transcranial magnetic stimulation and mirror visual feedback (MVF). MVF has been deployed in the treatment of CRPS using both conventional mirrors and virtual reality (VR).