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Phantom motor execution facilitated by machine learning and augmented reality as treatment for phantom limb pain: a single group, clinical trial in patients with chronic intractable phantom limb pain

By Kirstin Ahmed

Phantom limb pain is a condition where pain is felt in a missing limb, for example after amputation. In this study patients received a treatment where machine learning and augmented reality was used to visualize and improve their ability to move their phantom limb. Patients showed significant improvements of their pain, suggesting potential value in phantom motor execution as a treatment for phantom limb pain.