Getting support and starting a project
Pilot verification phase
Provision of technical equipment (PC – Eyetrackinkg)
Realization of I. Workshop
The workshop took place on 19 December 2020 in FN KV. Part of this workshop was the presentation of the project, the involvement of participants and also answering key questions about the whole organization of the involvement of virtual reality in the dressing of the patients. The medical staff also tried out virtual reality, including its inclusion in the clothes of patients with burn trauma, ie. a checklist has been introduced
Pilot version of the application in virtual reality
Submission of interim report
Pilot verification of VR application on the first patient
Participation in the conference – PhD. Existence 1-2 February 2021
The aim of the contribution was to present the project and the developed VR application to the professional public.
Popularization interview about the project in the magazin TÉMA
Realization II. Workshop
At this workshop, the application and virtual reality were presented to the medical staff (especially the dressing nurses and doctors). Emphasis was placed on significant differences from the pilot version of the application. This workshop will take place at FN KV.
Application for control group
Presentation of the project and partial results at the Institute of Physiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Data were collected from ten patients
Conference outputs: 12th Congress Of The European Pain Federation EFIC, Dublin
Raudenska, J., Zielina, M., Dostal, D., Javurkova, A. Virtual Reality and Coping With Anxiety and Associated Procedural Pain In Burn Patients – First Connclusion From The Preliminary Data Of The Project. 12th Congress Of The European Pain Federation EFIC. 27. – 30. 4. 2022, Dublin, Ireland.
Project meeting – Realization of III. Workshop
Conference outputs: 22nd Annual Burn Medicine Conference, Ostrava
Doležal, D., Zajíček, R. Virtual reality and procedural pain management in burn trauma patients. 22nd Annual Burn Medicine Conference [Virtuální realita a zvládání procedurální bolesti u pacientů s popáleninovým traumatem. 22.výroční konference popáleninové medicíny]. 19. – 20. 5. 2022, Ostrava
Data collected from thirty patients
Media publicity – FEEDIT -Cold River suppresses the pain of patients at the burn centre of the Královské Vinohrady University Hospital with HTC Vive Pro Eye
The aim of the Czech Virtual Reality and Procedural Pain Management in Burn Patients project is to relieve patients from the pain associated with dressing changes, which also leads to a reduction in the need for analgesics. In addition to the Burn Medicine Clinic of the FNKV, the project, whose technical support is provided by VR Space, also involves the 2nd Medical Faculty of Charles University and the Faculty of Arts of Palacký University in Olomouc. See more HERE. (20. 9. 2022 by feedit.cz, posted in tisková zpráva)
Confernce outputs: 39nd Psychology days, Olomouc
Šmahaj, J., Zielina, M., Javůrková, A., Raudenská, J., Dostál, D., Doležal, D., Zajíček, R. Possibilities and limits of procedural pain management in burn trauma patients using virtual reality. [Možnosti a limity zvládání procedurální bolesti u pacientů s popáleninovým traumatem pomocí využití virtuální reality]. Psychologické dny 2022., 14. – 16. 9. 2022, Olomouc.
Thank you all. However, some milestones are still to come!
The project team would like to thank all patients and medical staff involved in the ongoing research. We look forward to continued collaboration.
Participation in the event Biological Research & Application 10/11/2022 at the Institute of Physiology of the CAS
Dr. Zielina presented the project and its partial outputs in the form of preliminary findings with a practical demonstration of the Cold River VR application with the help of Ing. Pohořelský.
Presentation of the VR application Cold River at the TRIMEDJOB job fair
OSF re-registration process started
The leader of the project added file VR and burns.pdf to OSF Storage with a title of the project Virtual Reality and Coping with Procedural Pain in Burn Patients
Publication of Mandate contract No. 036/2022 – transfer of technology
In December (6/12/2022), Mandate Contract No. 036/2022 was published – ensuring factual and legal negotiations for FF UP in order to successfully apply the “Cold River” technology – VR application for reducing pain and anxiety during procedural pain in the form of transfer technology. This contract was published by the Palacký University in Olomouc with the contracting party Charles University Innovations Prague a.s. representing other legal entities participating in the creation and development of the VR application (more here https://smlouvy.gov.cz/smlouva/22620473)
Dr. Zielina gave a popularization interview about the topic of the project on the Blueghost podcast
How does VR help in psychology? About digital design in medical science with Martin Zielina.
Submission of interim report
Data were collected from forty-five patients
OSF Registration of project Virtual Reality and Coping with Procedural Pain in Burn Patients was APRROVED
Registration type: OSF Preregistration
Date registered: March 13, 2023
Associated project: osf.io/3gsrv
Internet Archive link: https://archive.org/details/osf-registrations-gmv79-v1
Data collected from already sixty patients
Popularization article in Metro.cz- Snow and peace instead of pain
The unpleasantly long and agonizing moments in the dressing rooms of burn centers are being made more pleasant for sixty patients with the help of virtual reality. How to help people with burn trauma manage the pain and anxiety of changing dressings in the dressing room? Read more HERE.
Publication of project results
Participation in the Congress Roma Pain Days, June 15.-17. 2023, Italy
Dr. Raudenská presented a lecture on Virtual Reality, Procedural Pain, and Anxiety in Burn Trauma at the Roma Pain Days 2023 Congress. More info HERE.
Media publicity – Press release of the TAČR
Interview in HospitalIn.cz
The interview of Dr. Raudenská and Dr. Javůrková in HospitalIn.cz on the topic: Virtual Reality and Pain Treatment. More info HERE.
Our team presented ongoing results at the EFIC Congress 2023, Pain in Europe XIII, 20-23.9. Budapest
The topic of the poster was: REDUCING ANXIETY AND PROCEDURAL PAIN IN BURN PATIENTS USING VIRTUAL REALITY
More about the EFIC Congress: https://europeanpainfederation.eu/efic2023/
Participation in the 9th European Burn Congress and 23rd Annual Conference of the Society of Burn Medicine, 21-22 September 2023, Košice Slovak Republic
Conference paper title: The use of artificial intelligence at the Burns clinic of the Královské Vinohrady University Hospital in Prague and III. Medical faculty of Charles University in Prague
Media publicity – they wrote about us
SCIENCE AND THE UNIVERSE – Čeští lékaři vyzkoušeli virtuální realitu u pacientů s popáleninami – CzechCrunch (cc.cz)
Project team meeting and workshop 27.9. 2023 in FN KV
On 27 September 2023, the project team had its final meeting together with the interested parties and members of the implementation team. The workshop program from 13:00 included the following points: 1. Introduction of the project and its objectives (Dr. Šmahaj), 2. Presentation of the project results (Dr. Javůrková), 3. Presentation of the outputs (Dr. Raudenská), 4. Summary of the process and feedback (Dr. Zielina), 5. Discussion (Dr. Doležal). We thank all the participants for their participation and interesting discussion.
Data collected from 67 patients
Media Publicity – Journal Online / News from UP – Report
Virtual reality can be an aid in the treatment of burns.
Using 3D glasses with a specially developed app called Cold River, Czech experts tried to influence a group of selected burn patients to focus on something other than pain while dressing. Their efforts were successful and the results are more than promising. Patients who underwent this study subjectively experienced significantly less pain and anxiety, in some cases by as much as forty percent…..
Participation in the form of a lecture at the prestigious congress of the Czech Society for Pain Management CLS JEP in Ostrava, October 19-21, 2023
Reportage in the main events of Czech Television
The actual part of the TV report:
Czech Television Reportage – Science 24
The actual part of the TV report:
Completion of the project