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2022 Oct 18

Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol

A randomized controlled pilot study examining immediate effects of embodying a virtual reality superhero in people with chronic low back pain.


Harvie DS, Kelly J, Kluver J, Deen M, Spitzer E, Coppieters MW
Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2022 Oct 18:1-8.
PMID: 36256688.


In virtual reality, avatar embodiment can spur perceptions and behaviours related the avatars' characteristics. We tested whether embodying superhero-like avatars can change self-perceptions in people with chronic low back pain (CLBP).