Phantom limb pain eased by VR

Virtual Reality (VR) can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain, report researchers. A new test shows that VR technology can trick the amputeeā€™s brain into thinking that it is still in control of a missing limb. The method has proven effective in a number of amputees and is the foundation for a new method that has been developed by Bo Geng in collaboration with Dr. Martin Kraus and Master’s students Bartal Henriksen and Ronni Nedergaard Nielsen from Medialogy at Aalborg University.

Source: Virtual reality eases phantom limb pain — ScienceDaily