This pilot study will seek to use emotion recognition technology from video to link patient
facial expressions, heart rate and respiratory rate changes, and movement patterns to
patient pain scores.
During hospitalization, beginning after orthopedic surgery, study participants will be asked
to wear a small motion detector on their wrist. A computer vision system which analyzes both
whole-body movement as well as facial expressions will be used at the bedside to compare
common signs and symptoms of post op pain to patient pain scores.
Up to 30 study participants will be selected.
Study participants will be asked to complete a written pain diary during waking hours.This
information will be compared to the pain scores found in the patient's medical record and/or
the amount and frequency of pain medications they receive.
- Recovery following Orthopedic Surgery
- Non-vulnerable adult patient
- Residing on the 6th floor of the South Tower of UF Health Shands Hospital
- Under the care of the acute pain service
- Inability to understand pain assessments
- Inability to wear a motion tracking device
- Amputation of limb
- Vulnerable subject status
- Anticipated discharge from hospital within 24 hours following enrollment
- < 21 years of age