Assessment of pain response in capsaicin-induced dynamic mechanical allodynia using a novel and fully automated brushing device

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  • Kristian Gaarn du Jardin, Denmark
  • Lise Skøtt Gregersen
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  • Turid Røsland
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  • Kathrine Hebo Uggerhøj
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  • Lars Jelstrup Petersen, Denmark
  • Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Center for Sanse-Motorisk Interaktion, Denmark
  • Parisa Gazerani, Institut for Medicin og Sundhedsteknologi, Denmark
Dynamic mechanical allodynia is traditionally induced by manual brushing of the skin. Brushing force and speed have been shown to influence the intensity of brush-evoked pain. There are still limited data available with respect to the optimal stroke number, length, force, angle and speed. Therefore, an automated brushing device (ABD) was developed, for which brushing angle and speed could be controlled to enable quantitative assessment of dynamic mechanical allodynia.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPain Research & Management
Volume18
Issue1
Pages (from-to)6-10
Number of pages5
ISSN1203-6765
Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Research areas

  • Adult, Automation, Laboratory, Capsaicin, Humans, Hyperalgesia, Male, Pain Measurement, Physical Stimulation, Sensory System Agents, Touch, Young Adult

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