SensTrain will be the world’s first self-applied, interactive medical device that will deliver a fully automated, self-managed Sensory Discrimination Training to reduce Phantom Limb Pain.
Until now, SDT required a health care professional to oversee the time-consuming daily therapy. This has restricted its mainstream adoption.
SensTrain automates this treatment, using a software-led, self-managed therapy.
The treatment involves stimulation through a number of electrodes positioned around the affected area and through the use of progressive gamified levels, the patient must identify where on the body the stimulation has occurred and the type of stimulus felt.
An easy-fitting system adapts to any limb size enabling SDT to be effectively administrated without the need of another person.
The device then provides feedback informing the patient if they correctly identified the stimulation. The therapy will ensure the patient becomes progressively more attuned to that physical body part, altering the mental body image, and thus improving the match between the mental body image and the physical body part. This re-mapping of the nerve pathway can assist stroke patients by improving mobility and reducing pain for PLP patients.
For effective therapy, the treatment should be applied for 90 minutes a day.
As a Doctor, or other Healthcare professional, you are often at the frontline in terms of providing support and information to amputees, their families and carers.
Or, you may be an amputee, or caring for an amputee, and interested in the progress we are making with the SensTrain device.
At 2PD we are committed to supporting both patient and Healthcare professionals and we would like to support and inform you regarding current and future clinical trials, patient insight programmes, news and research with respect to Sensory Discrimination Training and Phantom Limb Pain.