Combined Mirror Visual And Auditory Feedback Therapy for Upper Limb Phantom Pain

by mo on Tuesday, April 12, 2011

This case study is similar to the other case studies that I have come across so far – the only difference is that an auditory element was added to the therapy. Haven't really thought about it but perhaps it could be an element to consider when developing the final design resolution, or an element to incorporate during workshops with potential users.

"During the mirror therapy course his mother participated by clapping her hands in synchrony with his movement of his hand towards the mirror, giving the illusion of not only seeing but also hearing hand clapping. We encouraged this form of auditory feedback and it was continued throughout his acute rehabilitation stay" (Wilcher, Chernev and Yan 2011, p.43.

Wilcher, D., Chernev, I. & Yan, K. 2011, "Combined mirror visual and auditory feedback therapy for upper limb phantom pain: a case report", Journal of Medical Case Reports, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 41.  


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