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Rehabilitation Robotics 2013

Call for Papers

Rehabilitation robotics has produced exciting new ideas and novel human assistive devices in the growing field of biomedical robotics. The successful research and development of such rehabilitation robotics require thorough understanding of not only mechanical, electrical, and software components, but also related physiology, biology, neuroscience, and brain science. The science and technology of the rehabilitation robotics will be progressed through the collaboration between robotic researchers, medical doctors, and patients. This special issue focuses on the new advances in modeling, design, analysis, implementation, and therapeutic testing of the human assistive rehabilitation robotics. Moreover, several projects on rehabilitation robotics will be introduced. Multidisciplinary papers are encouraged to be submitted. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Assistive robotics
  • Therapeutic robotics
  • Mechatronics in prosthetics
  • Functional rehabilitation (handwriting, grasping, walking, etc.)
  • Artificial human exoskeletons
  • User interfaces and brain control
  • Evaluation and clinical experiments
  • Biorobotics
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Pathological movement models

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 19 July 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 11 October 2013
Publication DateFriday, 6 December 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Kazuhiko Terashima, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi, Japan

Guest Editors

  • Shigeyuki Suzuki, Rehabilitation Group, Medical Department, Nagoya University, Nagoya 466-8550, Japan
  • Oliver Sawodney, Control and System Dynamics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Stuttgart, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Kenichi Yano, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Mie University, Tsu, Japan
  • Yo Saegusa, Robotic Center, Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi, Japan
  • Ryojyun Ikeura, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mie University, Japan