Scottish Health Innovations Ltd (SHIL) works in partnership with NHS Scotland to identify, protect, develop and commercialise new innovations from healthcare professionals. Registered Number: SC 236303. Registered address: The Golden Jubliee National Hospital, Fourth Floor East, Agmemmon St, Clydebank, G81 4DY
An innovative solution to rehabilitation and phantom limb pain
- Invented by a pain management consultant in NHS Tayside and an optometrist from Glasgow Caledonian University
- Designed to make mirror therapy truly portable
- A more comfortable process that fits into the patient’s lifestyle
- Treat patients with phantom limb pain, aid stroke recovery
- Applications for visual neglect syndrome, other chronic pain conditions
Prism Glasses™ treat those suffering from phantom limb pain and aid the rehabilitation of patients following a stroke. The glasses also have applications in the treatment of visual neglect syndrome and other chronic pain conditions, such as complex regional pain syndrome.
By allowing the affected area of the patient’s body to be visualised, it encourages the generation of new neural pathways, aiding recovery and alleviating pain. The glasses are specifically designed to make mirror therapy truly portable, providing an easier and more comfortable process that fits into the lifestyle of the patient.
Prism Glasses™ were developed as a result of a collaboration between a pain management consultant in NHS Tayside and an optometrist from Glasgow Caledonian University – with design input from a highly experienced team including an ophthalmologist, health psychologist, stroke physician and a physiotherapist.
"Strokes are debilitating for the patient and the inability to move the limbs frustrating. Mirror therapy is an effective tool for helping patients down the road to recovery; however it was disappointing that there was no product that was easy for patients to use to help them in their own homes. This inspired the development of the Prism Glasses™ and I am delighted to see the final product ready to help patients rehabilitate after stroke."