1 minute reading time (88 words)

Head Movements and Postures as Pain Behavior

Source: PLOS One
Abstract: Pain assessment can benefit from observation of pain behaviors, such as guarding or facial expression, and observational pain scales are widely used in clinical practice with nonverbal patients. However, little is known about head movements and postures in the context of pain. In this regard, we analyze videos of three publically available datasets. The BioVid dataset was recorded with healthy participants subjected to painful heat stimuli. In the BP4D dataset, healthy participants performed a cold-pressor test and several other tasks (meant to elicit emotion).
Read more...

Related Posts

The AAPM Annual Meeting offers education and networking opportunities for all members of the pain care team.

Learn More