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Description

Ever have a headache or facial pain that seemingly comes and goes without warning? Ever been diagnosed with migraines, TMD or facial neuralgias but feel that your ability to explain your pain is limited?

PainTrek is a novel app that was developed to make it easier to track, analyze, and talk about pain. Using an innovative “paint your pain” interface, users can easily enter the intensity and area of pain by simply dragging over a 3D head model. Pain information can be entered as often as desired, can be viewed over time, and even analyzed to provide deeper understanding of your pain.

The PainTrek application measures pain area and progression using a unique and accurate anatomical 3D system. The head 3D model is based on a square grid system with vertical and horizontal coordinates using anatomical landmarks. Each quadrangle frames well-detailed craniofacial areas for real-time indication of precise pain location and intensity in a quantifiable method. This is combined with essential sensory and biopsychosocial questionnaires related to previous and ongoing treatments, and their rate of success/failure, integrating and displaying such information in an intuitive way.

Journals, Publications, Presentations

  • Apple in Health Conference, 2012 (Talk)
  • School of Dentistry’s Research Day, 2012 (Poster)
  • University News Service (Article)
  • School of Dentistry, Mobile App Challenge (Article)

Media

(Overview of the PainTrek App)

Status

The iOS version is now released and available through iTunes. The app is NOT optimized for iPhone 5 yet and is a Beta release. (Link) Support issues should be directed to um3d-support[at]umich.edu.

Acknowledgments

Active
Alexandre DaSilva
Project Lead
Eric Maslowski
Project Manager & Digital Art
Sean Sheehan
Software Developer
Alumni
Sean Petty
Software Developer
Sheikh Shafeen Mahmud
Software Developer

 

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