Video Tutorial

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Pain2D-Tablet enables a fast and simple data collection (pain areas on pan drawings) for research pourposes.

Pain2D-Tablet Tutorial

In this tutorial the use of Pain2D-Tablet is explained step by step. The tutorial is suitable for everyone who is interested in collecting pain drawing via tablet .

Add Paintype

Before starting, you’ll have to select one or more pain types. As you can see, there are lots of default types of pain which are saved in the app. To add one or more of them, click on the “add paintype” button.

You can also create a custom pain type by pressing on the button at the bottom center side of the screen.


In order to do that, choose a name and a colour for the pain type (I will add a “video” pain type with the colour red) and enter the doctor’s password. Once you have finished, you’ll see then a pop-up message “add successfully”


If you now scroll through the pain types list, you will see your custom created pain type at the very bottom.

Import pain drawing


After selecting all the pain types that you need, press on the right pointing arrow. Now you’ll have to find and select a template saved on your device.


Once you select the template that you need to work on, a new window will show up, explaining how to proper paint on your sketches. As you can see, you should avoid crosses, dots or circles to mark pain areas. Instead, try to do as shown in the lower picture.

Draw sketch

1. Now we can actually start working on our sketch. If you want to move or zoom-in/zoom-out the picture, select the finger icon right on top of the sketch.

Now, let’s start painting on our pain drawing. On the top side of the screen, you can see various rectangles of different colors: these represent the pain types you chose earlier. Now, press on one of them to start drawing.

2. If you marked a wrong area, you can press on the rubber icon to erase and fix your error. Also, you can click on the curved arrow icon to undo your last action.

Once you have finished with marking the pain areas, press on the download button on the bottom right side of the screen.

You will have to enter the patient ID and the doctor’s password in order to save your sketch.

Redraw sketch

1. If you need to make changes to an already created sketch, you will need the redraw function, which you can use by clicking on the corresponding button.

Now you’ll have to select the sketch you need to work on by clicking on it and entering the doctor’s password.

2. Now you can modify the sketch you created in the past once again. As you can see, this menu is exactly the same as the one we used as we painted our first pain drawing earlier. Which means, again, use the finger icon to move the picture or zoom it in our out;

Now, I want to make some changes on my earlier created pain drawing by erasing the pain area on the bottom right side of the back by pressing on the rubber icon and painting a new pain area right here.

Display sketch

You have the possibility to take a look at all of your created sketches by clicking on the “display” button.

Here, you need to press on the pain drawing file you want to check and enter the doctor’s password to open it.

As you can see, the reminder about how to draw properly on sketches will pop up once again, but since you don’t have the permissions to apply changes on your pain drawings in the “display” menu, you can ignore that.

Now you can take a look on your selected pain drawing. However, as I just mentioned, you will not be allowed to paint or erase pain areas from it. You will be able to just move the picture or zoom it in or out by pressing on the finger icon.


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