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 Israeli virtual reality treatment for stroke patients entering Phase II

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Date posted: 07/09/2007

A VR system for the treatment of chronic pain and stroke rehabilitation has begun Phase II clinical trials in Israel.

The system under development at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, simulates a virtual environment where the patients view themselves doing pain-free movements that may be chronically painful for them or their physical bodies are paralysed.

By viewing the movement of the arm without pain, the brain learns. It is possible this system may have applications for phantom limb pain as well.

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