Centre for Pain Research


Funding constraints and demographic changes make it increasingly difficult to support people with long term health conditions including individuals in chronic pain. Researchers at the Bath Centre for Pain Research are developing technologies that augment existing pain management programmes and provide assistance in people’s homes and throughout their everyday lives.

As part of the SMART consortium we have collaborated with people in chronic pain to help design technology that best fits their needs. Our commitment to engaging with people in chronic pain as part of the design process is also applied within the If Only project where people can use smartphones to express their needs directly to designers.

Another project within the centre is developing technology that feeds back information to carers throughout the day; thus offering the possibility of 24-hour help even when carers cannot be present.

Collaborators in the area of e-pain include the University of Ulster, the University of Sheffield and the Bath Institute for Medical Engineering.

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