Journal of Healthcare Engineering

Medical Mechatronics for Healthcare


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Published

Lead Editor

1National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan

2Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain

3University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

4National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan


Medical Mechatronics for Healthcare

Description

Advances in the healthcare technology have positioned biomedical technology as a major driver in the global knowledge-based economies. A successful healthcare intervention depends not only on the capability or experience of clinicians, but also on the adequacy of medical instruments and assistive devices. In addition, the technical aids and assistive devices for elderly or people with severe motor disability are getting more attention for aging society all over the world, and they are widely used in daily life. As a result, medical mechatronics becomes an important emerging technology to improve healthcare. Medical mechatronics is the integration of technologies and knowledge from various domains, including biosignal sensing fusion, real-time clinical data analysis, electric and mechanical system design, assistive/rehabilitation robot development, and machine/deep learning algorithms. Although medical mechatronics has proven to be successful in healthcare applications, there still remain difficulties and challenges to overcome. For example, most previous assistive devices/robots were developed to provide patients with rehabilitation training in hospital. With the rapid growth of aging population, these assistive devices are required to have smaller size, cheaper production cost, and more safety in order to meet the requirement of in-house rehabilitation. As a result, the medical mechatronic components in these assistive devices/robots need to be redesigned.

The aim of the present special issue is to publish high-quality research articles as well as reviews that seek to address recent development on the medical mechatronics, and novel applications of medical mechatronics in healthcare, as well as the relevant prospect on opportunities and challenges.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Novel body sensor networks for physical assessment (e.g., tactile sensing, heart rate, and blood pressure)
  • Assistive medical mechatronics-based systems/robots for in-house rehabilitation
  • High-precision vision-guidance surgery robots and flexible manipulator design
  • Advanced computer-integrated interventional systems (CIIS)
  • Translational algorithms for biosignal analysis and fusion (EEG, ECG, EMG, EOG, etc.)
  • Next-generation human-computer interface design for medical mechatronics systems (e.g., brain-computer interface for prosthesis/wheelchair control)
  • Promising applications of medical mechatronics-based systems/robots in healthcare

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9675482
  • - Editorial

Medical Mechatronics for Healthcare

Yi-Hung Liu | David Moratal | ... | Han-Pang Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3867243
  • - Research Article

Development of a New Robotic Ankle Rehabilitation Platform for Hemiplegic Patients after Stroke

Quanquan Liu | Chunbao Wang | ... | Zhengzhi Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4670852
  • - Research Article

Modelling and Experiment Based on a Navigation System for a Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgical Robot

Xingguang Duan | Liang Gao | ... | Yanjun Guo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6952695
  • - Research Article

Efficient Active Sensing with Categorized Further Explorations for a Home Behavior-Monitoring Robot

Wenwei Yu | Keigo Nakahata | ... | Shao Ying Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5134021
  • - Research Article

A 3D Scan Model and Thermal Image Data Fusion Algorithms for 3D Thermography in Medicine

Adam Chromy | Ondrej Klima
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9840273
  • - Research Article

The Efficacy of a Haptic-Enhanced Virtual Reality System for Precision Grasp Acquisition in Stroke Rehabilitation

Shih-Ching Yeh | Si-Huei Lee | ... | Sheryl Flynn
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9128745
  • - Research Article

Development of a Blood Pressure Measurement Instrument with Active Cuff Pressure Control Schemes

Chung-Hsien Kuo | Chun-Ju Wu | ... | Yu-Cheng Kuo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1631384
  • - Research Article

Analysis of the Biceps Brachii Muscle by Varying the Arm Movement Level and Load Resistance Band

Nuradebah Burhan | Mohammad ‘Afif Kasno | ... | Mohd Hafiz Jali
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9013508
  • - Research Article

Development of an Automatic Dispensing System for Traditional Chinese Herbs

Chi-Ying Lin | Ping-Jung Hsieh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4728187
  • - Research Article

Realization of a CORDIC-Based Plug-In Accelerometer Module for PSG System in Head Position Monitoring for OSAS Patients

Wen-Yen Lin | Wen-Cheng Chou | ... | Ming-Yih Lee
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