Journal of Healthcare Engineering

Rehabilitation Robotics and Systems


Publishing date
01 Jul 2018
Status
Published
Submission deadline
02 Mar 2018

Lead Editor

1University of Castilla-La Mancha, Albacete, Spain

2Polytechnical University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

3Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy


Rehabilitation Robotics and Systems

Description

Development of novel engineering solutions that incorporate robotic systems offers huge potential, as both assistive devices and therapeutic aids, for patients with reduced motor and/or cognitive abilities. Indeed, such technologies are capable of outperforming existing therapeutic systems for improving patients’ achievable functional recovery. As a result, advanced engineering solutions for rehabilitation robotics have received a considerable amount of interest in recent years, from both the academic community and the industrial sector. Emphasis is typically focused on the improvement of sensor systems, control engineering, computer vision, robotic mechanics, human-machine interfaces, modelling and simulation, in-built intelligence, and informatics, to meet the broad range of challenges posed during patient rehabilitation.

This special issue aims to exhibit the latest research achievements, findings, and ideas in the field of rehabilitation robotics and systems. Researchers are invited to contribute with their original research articles, as well as review articles, that summarise the most recent developments in the field of rehabilitation robotics and systems.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Plasticity and motor-learning robotic devices
  • Assistive and therapeutic robotic aids
  • Upper and lower limb rehabilitation robotics
  • Human-machine and brain-machine interfaces
  • Mobile, wearable, and prosthetic robotic devices
  • Sensors, intelligent sensors, and sensor networks
  • Artificial Intelligence based rehabilitation systems
  • Complex, nonlinear, and intelligent systems
  • Vision, awareness, perception, and signal processing
  • Sensor networks for precise motion control and visual servoing
  • Adaptive control, robust control, and active disturbance rejection control
  • Modelling and simulation for robotic rehabilitation systems
  • Networked rehabilitation robotics
  • Intelligent automation of rehabilitation robotics
  • Informational monitoring, control, and data fusion for rehabilitation systems

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5370127
  • - Editorial

Rehabilitation Robotics and Systems

Rafael Morales | José A. Somolinos | ... | Carlo Ferraresi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2767129
  • - Research Article

Manipulability Inclusive Principle for Assistive Result Evaluation of Assistive Mechanism

Wenyuan Liang | Yong Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7438609
  • - Research Article

An Orthopaedic Robotic-Assisted Rehabilitation Method of the Forearm in Virtual Reality Physiotherapy

Miguel A. Padilla-Castañeda | Edoardo Sotgiu | ... | Massimo Bergamasco
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9303282
  • - Research Article

Experimental Characterization of NURSE, a Device for Arm Motion Guidance

Betsy Dayana Marcela Chaparro-Rico | Daniele Cafolla | ... | Eduardo Castillo-Castaneda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2784939
  • - Research Article

Human-Inspired Reflex to Autonomously Prevent Slip of Grasped Objects Rotated with a Prosthetic Hand

Zachary Ray | Erik D. Engeberg
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7892020
  • - Research Article

Evaluating the Effects of Kinesthetic Biofeedback Delivered Using Reaction Wheels on Standing Balance

Muhammad Raheel Afzal | Amre Eizad | ... | Jungwon Yoon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7492024
  • - Review Article

Assessing Effectiveness and Costs in Robot-Mediated Lower Limbs Rehabilitation: A Meta-Analysis and State of the Art

Giorgio Carpino | Alessandra Pezzola | ... | Eugenio Guglielmelli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8647591
  • - Research Article

Dynamic Modeling and Interactive Performance of PARM: A Parallel Upper-Limb Rehabilitation Robot Using Impedance Control for Patients after Stroke

Hui Guang | Linhong Ji | ... | Berno J. E. Misgeld
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1624637
  • - Research Article

Motor Imagery-Based Brain-Computer Interface Coupled to a Robotic Hand Orthosis Aimed for Neurorehabilitation of Stroke Patients

Jessica Cantillo-Negrete | Ruben I. Carino-Escobar | ... | Josefina Gutierrez-Martinez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1927807
  • - Research Article

A Lower Limb Rehabilitation Robot in Sitting Position with a Review of Training Activities

Trinnachoke Eiammanussakul | Viboon Sangveraphunsiri
Journal of Healthcare Engineering
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