Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing

Mobile Assistive Technologies


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1University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland

2Széchenyi István University, Gyor, Hungary

3Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

4ISI Foundation, Turin, Italy

Mobile Assistive Technologies


Over the past few years, assistive technologies have made important steps in enhancing the quality of everyday life, in terms of autonomy and well-being of individuals in need of assistance and care. Recent advances in information technology are leading to a rapid evolution of mobile platforms into standards for the implementation of assistive technologies. Mobile assistive technologies allow individuals to benefit from portable and discrete aids delivered through ubiquitous devices.

Ranging from physical assistive aids to domotics or even applications that repurpose smartphones to electronic assistive devices, breakthrough technologies are allowing to accomplish everyday tasks or even engage in learning tasks and develop social skills more easily. This special issue aims at creating a multidisciplinary forum of discussion on recent advances within the field of mobile technology to support individuals of all ages in need of assistance and care.

The special issue will be expected to show a diversity of new developments in these areas. Submissions containing high-quality original research results as well as review articles of the field.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Accessibility of mobile platforms
  • Assistive IoT architectures, protocols, and algorithms in smart cities
  • Augmented and virtual reality mediated assistive applications
  • Cloud-based assistive technologies
  • Collaborative design of mobile assistive applications
  • Gamification in mobile assistive technologies
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and usability in mobile assistive technology
  • Integrated mobile solutions for Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)
  • Mobile affective computing
  • Mobile assistive technology architecture and design
  • Mobile entertainment technologies for the elderly
  • Mobile rehabilitation technologies
  • Mobile telehealth and telemedicine
  • Networked multimodal platforms
  • Personal virtual coaches for assisted living
  • Sensory feedback and biofeedback systems in assistive technologies
  • Social-cognitive models of assistive technologies
  • Trust, security, and privacy issues in mobile assistive technologies
  • Wearable assistive technologies and Internet of Things (WIoT)


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8617892
  • - Editorial

Mobile Assistive Technologies

Simone Spagnol | Ádam Csapó | ... | Kyriaki Kalimeri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4798359
  • - Research Article

BCI and FES Based Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation Using VR Facilities

Robert Gabriel Lupu | Danut Constantin Irimia | ... | Alin Moldoveanu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3918284
  • - Review Article

Current Use and Future Perspectives of Spatial Audio Technologies in Electronic Travel Aids

Simone Spagnol | György Wersényi | ... | Runar Unnthorsson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8971206
  • - Research Article

Cognitive Load Assessment from EEG and Peripheral Biosignals for the Design of Visually Impaired Mobility Aids

Charalampos Saitis | Mohammad Zavid Parvez | Kyriaki Kalimeri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2986423
  • - Research Article

Wireless Brain-Robot Interface: User Perception and Performance Assessment of Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Alkinoos Athanasiou | George Arfaras | ... | Panagiotis D. Bamidis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5062371
  • - Research Article

Using Smartphones to Assist People with Down Syndrome in Their Labour Training and Integration: A Case Study

Javier Gomez | Juan Carlos Torrado | Germán Montoro
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