The Transforming Pain Research Group, led by Dr. Diane Gromala, will be showing off their stuff at the University of California (Los Angeles) Art | Sci Center + Lab on November 30. Others taking part include Andrea Zeffiro, Tyler Fox and Jay Vidharthi.
Here’s how the announcement on the Art | Sci Center website puts it:
The Wild West of Chronic Pain: Collaborations among Artists, Scientists and Health Care Experts
- Why is a media technology immersive VR known as a non-pharmacological analgesic?
- Can a robot reduce anxiety?
- How might novel forms of social media combat the social isolation experienced by seniors who have chronic pain?
- What do Sufi practices and phosphorescent creatures have to do with pain?
Members of the Transforming Pain Research Group comprise artists, musicians, computer scientists, engineers, designers, psychophysicists; and pain physicians. All are exploring the ways that new technologies may help the 1 in 5 people who suffer from chronic pain.
Referred to as the silent epidemic, this relatively new disease has no known cause and no cure. While health care researchers explore its etiology, experts from diverse disciplines are working on ways to help with managing chronic pain. See what a group of innovative researchers north of the border are doing.