A new theory for phantom limb pain points the way to more effective treatment


Photo: A patient with amputated arm, training on a screen in augmented reality with a virtual limb; Copyright: Max Ortiz Catalan

The patient, missing his right arm, can see himself on screen in augmented reality, with a virtual limb. He can control it through the electrodes attached to his skin, which allows the patient to stimulate and reactivate those dormant areas of the brain.