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Virtual arm eases phantom limb pain

Doctors have devised a new way to treat amputees with phantom limb pain.

Using computer-generated augmented reality, the patient can see and move a 'virtual' arm controlled by their stump.

Electric signals from the muscles in the amputated limb 'talk' to the computer, allowing real-time movement.

Amputee Ture Johanson said his pain had drastically reduced thanks to the new method.

  • 25 Feb 2014
  • From the section Health
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