PLUPART - Phantom Limb Unrelenting Pain: Augmented Reality Treatment

The main goal of the PLUPART project is to study, design and implement a system aimed at reducing pain of patients suffering from phantom limb pain after an amputation. The proposed approach is based on the "mirror box" therapy but improved using augmented reality. The system will use 3D modelling and 3D tracking, thus exploiting new and low cost technologies aiming to provide a tool suitable for everyday domestic therapy. The system will be completed providing a therapy environment based on motor imagery.


phantom limb pain, 3D modeling, augmented reality, 3D tracking, mirror box, occupational therapy, home care, natural interaction


The main outcome of the project will be a system for the treatment of phantom limb pain based on an "augmented mirror box" therapy. Exercises based on motor imagery will be used to make therapy more complete and less tiring. The system will record patients' progress for future evaluations conducted by qualified personnel.

Website of the project

Project Information

Ongoing project, duration one year (2012 - 2013).

Project partners: HES-SO, CHUV - Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois