Title
Sensor Technologies to Manage the Physiological Traits of Chronic Pain: A Review.
Abstract
Non-oncologic chronic pain is a common high-morbidity impairment worldwide and acknowledged as a condition with significant incidence on quality of life. Pain intensity is largely perceived as a subjective experience, what makes challenging its objective measurement. However, the physiological traces of pain make possible its correlation with vital signs, such as heart rate variability, skin conductance, electromyogram, etc., or health performance metrics derived from daily activity monitoring or facial expressions, which can be acquired with diverse sensor technologies and multisensory approaches. As the assessment and management of pain are essential issues for a wide range of clinical disorders and treatments, this paper reviews different sensor-based approaches applied to the objective evaluation of non-oncological chronic pain. The space of available technologies and resources aimed at pain assessment represent a diversified set of alternatives that can be exploited to address the multidimensional nature of pain.
Year
DOI
Venue
2020
10.3390/s20020365
SENSORS
Keywords
Field
DocType
objective pain assessment,chronic pain,body sensor networks,heart rate variability,accelerometry,skin conductance,electromyogram,image processing
Chronic pain,Quality of life,Heart rate variability,Pain assessment,Vital signs,Electronic engineering,Facial expression,Physical medicine and rehabilitation,Engineering,Skin conductance
Journal
Volume
Issue
ISSN
20
2.0
1424-8220
Citations 
PageRank 
References 
0
0.34
0
Authors
3
Name
Order
Citations
PageRank
David Naranjo-Hernández1959.89
Reina-Tosina, J.218422.58
Laura Roa316620.21