VR Close Other for Pain Threshold

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Pain Threshold
VR Close Other - Behavioral
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
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Study Summary

This trial will study whether social interaction with close others or strangers can help reduce pain in healthy volunteers.

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Pain Threshold

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 3 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Experience and subsequent survey time 5-15 minutes

15 minutes between samples
Cortisol levels
Experience and subsequent survey time 5-15 minutes
Self-reported environmental presence
Self-reported social presence
The beginning and end of each trial < 90 seconds
Pain threshold in degrees tolerated at end of trial

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Pain Threshold

Trial Design

4 Treatment Groups

Time 2
1 of 4
Time 1
1 of 4
Time 3
1 of 4
Time 4
1 of 4
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

75 Total Participants · 4 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: VR Close Other · No Placebo Group · N/A

Time 4Experimental Group · 4 Interventions: VR Close Other, VR Alone, VR Stranger, Video Close Other · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral
Time 2ActiveComparator Group · 4 Interventions: VR Close Other, VR Alone, VR Stranger, Video Close Other · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral
Time 1ActiveComparator Group · 4 Interventions: VR Close Other, VR Alone, VR Stranger, Video Close Other · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral
Time 3ActiveComparator Group · 4 Interventions: VR Close Other, VR Alone, VR Stranger, Video Close Other · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: experience and subsequent survey time 5-15 minutes

Who is running the clinical trial?

Cornell UniversityLead Sponsor
148 Previous Clinical Trials
100,684 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 1 Total Inclusion Criteria

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About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 13th, 2021

Last Reviewed: October 7th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.

Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
New York100.0%
How old are they?
18 - 65100.0%
What site did they apply to?
Cornell Virtual Embodiment Lab100.0%
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria100.0%

How responsive is this trial?

Typically responds via
Email100.0%