Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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FREDERICTON x-19s. Up to 70 per cent of amputees suffer chronic, phantom pain after they lose a limb, but researchers at the University of New Brunswick are studying whether virtual reality can help patients reduce the signals that cause that pain. Jon Sensinger, associate director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, says the research uses sensors, a computer screen and an avatar image of the missing limb.

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TAG: The new study is being conducted in eight locations around the world, but the U-N-B portion is the only one in Canada. Sensinger says there's a lot to learn about why some people experience phantom pain and others don't, and how different treatments can make a difference. …

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