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PainByte: Chronic Pain and BioMedical Engineering Through the Lens of Classical Ballet & Virtual Reality

Smith-Nunes, G., Shaw, A. and Neale, Camilla (2018) PainByte: Chronic Pain and BioMedical Engineering Through the Lens of Classical Ballet & Virtual Reality. In: Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. ACM Press, pp. 493-497. ISBN 978-1-4503-5568-1

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[pain]Byte is looks at the world of chronic pain. The invisible disability of spinal chronic pain which is manifested and represented through data driven dance (classical ballet) and virtual reality (VR). Enabling the non sufferer audience to ‘see’ the hidden nature and challenges of chronic pain linked to the benefits of biomedical engineering and implanted technology. The body as analogue represented through the digital of the wearables and the virtual in the VR experience. Humanising implanted technology and exposing the invisible nature of chronic pain for audiences. In our exhibit, people can watch the VR, interact with the biometric sensors and our single Kinect motion capture. A recording of the ballet will be projected.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: chronic pain, pain systems, invisible disability, virtual reality, ballet, data visualisation
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Sport and Exercise Science
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Depositing User: Camilla Lloyd
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2018 11:16
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2018 11:16

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