GNEUROPATHY: Validation Process at Clinical Environment

Claudia Quaresma, Madalena Gomes, Heitor Cardoso, Nuno Ferreira, Ricardo Vigário, Carla Quintão, Micaela Fonseca

Abstract

Spinal cord injuries are one of the most traumatic situations with a major impact on a person's quality of life. This type of injury have a extremely impact in the performance of daily life activities not only due to motor alterations but also due to the appearance of neuropathic pain Throughout the rehabilitation process the evaluation and intervention methodologies are not very systematic and are not personalized. Thus, to bridge this gap, the VR4NeuroPain was developed a technology that associates virtual reality with a glove "GNeuroPathy". The glove "GNeuroPathy" allows the collection of physiological parameters, namely to identify the electrodermic activity (EDA) while the patient carries out activities in an immersive environment. The main objective of this article is to present the validation process of the "GNeuroPathy" in clinical context. "GNeuroPathy" was applied to a group of 17 individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury. The results showed that "GNeuroPathy" is easy to apply and is suitable for comfort and texture. Data were also collected from EDA and it was found that there is a significant difference in signal amplitude in patients with low and high functionality.

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Quaresma C., Gomes M., Cardoso H., Ferreira N., Vigário R., Quintão C. and Fonseca M. (2019). GNEUROPATHY: Validation Process at Clinical Environment.In Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, ISBN 978-989-758-353-7, pages 275-279. DOI: 10.5220/0007579702750279


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices19,
author={Claudia Quaresma and Madalena Gomes and Heitor Cardoso and Nuno Ferreira and Ricardo Vigário and Carla Quintão and Micaela Fonseca},
title={GNEUROPATHY: Validation Process at Clinical Environment},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES,},
year={2019},
pages={275-279},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007579702750279},
isbn={978-989-758-353-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES,
TI - GNEUROPATHY: Validation Process at Clinical Environment
SN - 978-989-758-353-7
AU - Quaresma C.
AU - Gomes M.
AU - Cardoso H.
AU - Ferreira N.
AU - Vigário R.
AU - Quintão C.
AU - Fonseca M.
PY - 2019
SP - 275
EP - 279
DO - 10.5220/0007579702750279