Module for characterizing the patient response to pain

As chronic pain affects a large portion of the population, caregivers cannot locate the optimum pain site, there is a demand for the development of a pain scanner device to provide accurate information regarding the areas of pain. During this internship, a Patient Response Module (PRM) used by the patient to provide information about the pain felt with the application of different amount of pressure on unhealthy inflammatory soft tissue. As some individuals may have difficulty describing the amount or the location of pain, the PRM will provide the means to the caregivers to pinpoint the pain location and evaluate the pain intensity. This information can then be used to treat the pain effectively. The PRM will communicate the pain-related data wireless to a mobile device or a computer to further analyses. The data will be displayed on a separate module then saved and used track of the patient’s improvement.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Edmond Cretu


Maan Almarghalani


Assessx Technology Ltd.


Engineering - computer / electrical


Life sciences


University of British Columbia



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