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Confronting Pain: Redefining Mobility

Project Leader Project Co-leader
Diane Gromala
Simon Fraser University
Chris Shaw
Simon Fraser University

Digital media can help address long-term issues faced by people suffering from persistent, chronic pain. Three major initiatives work synergistically: virtual reality (VR) therapy/training, accessible tools developed for diagnosing and managing pain over time, and use of mobile technologies. Each of these requires a deep integration of digital media modalities into therapeutic tools.

This work is unique in its integration of technologies, its longitudinal focus, and the depth of involvement with a Canadian physician who is an acknowledged expert in complex pain. It has potential impact to other areas of graphics, animation and new media research by increasing our understanding of how digital media triggers emotional and physiological responses. 

CPRM will lead to improved pain management tools and techniques for people who suffer from chronic pain.

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