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Papers: 22 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024


Front Pain Res (Lausanne)



The impact of an immersive digital therapeutic tool on experimental pain: a pilot randomized within-subject experiment with an active control condition.


Diallo S, Marchand S, Dumais A, Potvin S


Pain is a complex and multifaced sensory and emotional experience. Virtual reality (VR) has shown promise in reducing experimental pain and chronic pain. This study examines an immersive VR environment initially designed for endometriosis patients, which demonstrated short-term analgesic effects. The research aims to determine the impact of the VR environment on experimental pain intensity and unpleasantness both during and after VR exposure (3D with binaural beats), while using an active control condition (2D with no binaural beats). Additionally, a secondary objective of the study was to identify the psychological and psychophysical factors that predict the analgesic effects of the immersive digital therapeutic tool.