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Cuff pressure algometry in patients with chronic pain as guidance for circumferential tissue compression for wearable soft exoskeletons: a systematic review

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dc.contributor.author Kermavnar, Tjaša
dc.contributor.author Power, Valerie
dc.contributor.author de Eyto, Adam
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Leonard
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-03T14:54:57Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7277
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description The full text of this article will not be available in ULIR until the embargo expires on the 10/10/19
dc.description.abstract In this article, we report on a systematic review of the literature on pressure-pain thresholds induced and assessed by computerized cuff pressure algometry (CPA). The motivation for this review is to provide design guidance on pressure levels for wearable soft exoskeletons and similar wearable robotics devices. In our review, we focus on CPA studies of patients who are candidates for wearable soft exoskeletons, as pain-related physiological mechanisms reportedly differ significantly between healthy subjects and patients with chronic pain. The results indicate that circumferential limb compression in patients most likely becomes painful at approximately 10-18 kPa, and can become unbearable even below 25 kPa. The corresponding ranges for healthy control subjects are 20-42 kPa (painful limits) and 34-84 kPa (unbearable levels). Also, the increase of pain with time tends to be significantly higher, and the adaptation to pain significantly lower, than in healthy subjects. The results of this review provide guidance to designers of wearable robotics for populations with chronic pain regarding rates and magnitudes of tissue compression that may be unacceptable to users. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Mary Ann Liebert en_US
dc.relation 688175 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Soft Robotics;5 (5), p. 497-511
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1089/soro.2017.0088
dc.rights This is a copy of an article published in Soft Robotics © 2018 copyright Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. available online http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/soro.2017.0088 en_US
dc.subject cuff pressure algometry en_US
dc.subject circumferential tissue compression en_US
dc.subject exoskeleton en_US
dc.subject chronic pain en_US
dc.subject discomfort en_US
dc.subject patient en_US
dc.title Cuff pressure algometry in patients with chronic pain as guidance for circumferential tissue compression for wearable soft exoskeletons: a systematic review en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1089/soro.2017.0088
dc.contributor.sponsor ERC en_US
dc.relation.projectid 688175 en_US
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2019-10-10
dc.embargo.terms 2019-10-10 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US


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