Phantom limb pain is a neuropathic condition in which a person feels pain in a limb that is not present. Cognitive treatments that visually recreate the limb in an attempt to create a cross modal interaction between vision, and touch/proprioception have shown to be effective at alleviating this pain. With improvements in technology, Virtual Mirror Therapy is starting to gain favor, however, there are currently no applications that utilize passive touch in the same way non-virtual reality applications do. This paper investigates whether a visual stimulus can relocate a tactile stimulus to a different location using principles from the rubber hand illusion and mirror therapy. We demonstrate that a displaced visual stimulus in virtual reality can disrupt accurate spatial perception of a physical vibrotactile sensation however the effects are small and require further investigation.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of IEEEVR 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Mar 2019|
|Event||IEEE VR - Osaka International Convention Centre, Osaka, Japan|
Duration: 23 Mar 2019 → 27 Mar 2019
Conference number: 27
|Period||23/03/19 → 27/03/19|