Topical Concurrent Session 2A – Exploring the use of innovative technology for the assessment and treatment of pain
$10.00 – $15.00
Topical Concurrent Session 2A
Emerging technologies, such as virtual reality and brain-computer interfaces, are creating new possibilities for assessing and treating pain. This session will explore exciting new research findings from Australian leaders in the pain-technology nexus, spanning virtual reality to brain-computer interfaces to telehealth. Importantly, this session will also have an interactive component providing you the opportunity to experience these technologies yourself!
Dr Dan Harvie will begin by presenting his work exploring the use of virtual reality as a novel means of both assessment and treatment in chronic pain. He will share new data on the use of VR to reduce pain evoked by visually-simulated touch in complex regional pain syndrome as well as the potential benefits of virtual body swapping in people with chronic back pain.
A/Prof Sylvia Gustin will then discuss her recent work exploring the therapeutic benefit of neuromodulation and of immersive VR in people with chronic neuropathic pain. She will also discuss findings supporting the use of internet-delivered psychological treatment that incorporates emotional skills training. Following a question and answer period, participants will have a chance to try out the programs discussed, as well as take part in other brain-bending experiences, such as the rubber hand illusion.
Dr Daniel Harvie, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, QLD
A/Professor Sylvia Gustin, University of New South Wales and Neuroscience Research Australia, NSW
Dr Negin Hesam-Shariati, University of New South Wales and Neuroscience Research Australia, NSW
Mrs Nell Norman-Nott, University of New South Wales and Neuroscience Research Australia, NSW
MP3 AUDIO, MP4 VIDEO