Applied Bionics and Biomechanics

Advances in Rehabilitation and Assistive Robots for Restoring Limb Function in Persons with Movement Disorders


Publishing date
03 Jun 2016
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Jan 2016

Lead Editor

1UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, USA

2Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Shenzhen, China

3Lappeenranta University of technology, Lappeenranta, Finland

4Peking University, Beijing, China

5Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

6Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia


Advances in Rehabilitation and Assistive Robots for Restoring Limb Function in Persons with Movement Disorders

Description

Rehabilitation and assistive robots play an important role in restoring limb functions and improving the quality of life in persons with movement disorders such as after stroke, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, and limb loss. Recently, rehabilitation and assistive robots have been significantly advanced primarily due to the advances in actuators, sensors, microprocessors, and mobile software platforms. Successful development and implementation of rehabilitation and assistive robots would rely largely on a team consisting of both engineers and clinicians, as well as a thorough understanding of the human-machine interaction.

This special issue aims to gather the latest achievements in rehabilitation robots, exoskeletons, and prostheses. We solicit both original research and review articles that have not been submitted or accepted in other journals.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of rehabilitation robots, exoskeleton, and upper/lower limb prostheses driven by bionics
  • Functional evaluation of rehabilitation robots, exoskeleton, and upper/lower limb prostheses with an emphasis on human movement biomechanics
  • Musculoskeletal modeling and simulation of human movements wearing exoskeleton or prostheses
  • Noninvasive human-machine interface based on electromyography and/or electroencephalogram
  • Sensors for monitoring kinematics/kinetics, as well as biological signals in real time
  • Innovative actuators, control algorithms applied to rehabilitation robots, exoskeletons, and prostheses

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3864728
  • - Editorial

Advances in Rehabilitation and Assistive Robots for Restoring Limb Function in Persons with Movement Disorders

Fan Gao | Guanglin Li | ... | Justin Keogh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8306765
  • - Research Article

SEFRE: Semiexoskeleton Rehabilitation System

Winai Chonnaparamutt | Witsarut Supsi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1712831
  • - Research Article

Design of a Reconfigurable Robotic System for Flexoextension Fitted to Hand Fingers Size

J. Felipe Aguilar-Pereyra | Eduardo Castillo-Castaneda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5058171
  • - Research Article

Optical Enhancement of Exoskeleton-Based Estimation of Glenohumeral Angles

Camilo Cortés | Luis Unzueta | ... | Julián Flórez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8794363
  • - Research Article

The Effect of Mechanical Vibration Stimulation of Perception Subthreshold on the Muscle Force and Muscle Reaction Time of Lower Leg

Huigyun Kim | Kiyoung Kwak | Dongwook Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5017381
  • - Research Article

Robust Sliding Mode Control Based on GA Optimization and CMAC Compensation for Lower Limb Exoskeleton

Yi Long | Zhi-jiang Du | ... | Wei Dong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 391450
  • - Research Article

Kinematics and Mechanical Properties of Knees following Patellar Replacing and Patellar Retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty

Rongying Huang | Yanqiang Liu | Jun Zhu
Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
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Acceptance rate39%
Submission to final decision115 days
Acceptance to publication33 days
CiteScore2.000
Impact Factor1.141
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