Development of a wearable transcranial dc-stimulator for chronic pain management


Grant Data
Project Title
Development of a wearable transcranial dc-stimulator for chronic pain management
Principal Investigator
Dr Hu, Yong   (Project coordinator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Wang Ngai   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Mak Kin Cheung   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Cheung Jason Pui Yin   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Cheung Chi Wai   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Zhu Frank   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
18
Start Date
2016-02-01
Completion Date
2017-07-31
Amount
1248904
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
wearable transcranial dc-stimulator, chronic pain management
Discipline
Others - Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Panel
Medicine
HKU Project Code
ITS/157/15
Grant Type
Innovation and Technology Support Programme (Tier 3)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
Chronic pain is a complex symptom, which is the most common symptom to be treated in our clinic. Pain management is a routine clinical practice to allow a person to achieve a high quality of life. Besides pain management by medication and injection, several alternative methods were considered in practice. Safety and effectiveness have been proved by rigors scientific researches in recent 15 years. tDCS is a promising technology that can be proven as an effective, safe and low cost pain relief.