Special Issue "Recent Advance and Future Trends in Rehabilitation and Nursing-Care Robots"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Mechanical Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Yuko Ohno

School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka Prefecture 565-0871, Japan
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Interests: 1. Research on the object-oriented design pattern for modeling social medical system
2. Mathematical model for medical decision-making and evaluation of social medical system
3. Empirical Research in patient safety, quality of health care service and allied field
4. Nursing Engineering: Robotics & Design for Innovative Healthcare
Guest Editor
Dr. Jeong Hieyong

Division of Robotics & Design for Innovative Healthcare, School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka Prefecture 565-0871, Japan
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Interests: 1. Human–robot(computer) interactions for better care and rehabilitation;
2. Care biomechanics;
3. Posture cooperative analysis with AI;
4. Nursing engineering

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For any child, playing, eating and sleeping is absolutely necessary. It supports children’s daily mind and body recovery, in other words, “rehabilitation”. The same can be said of people of all ages. The best nursing care is also playing, eating, and sleeping.

In this Special Issue, we will display imaginative approaches and innovative methods that shape the best “rehabilitation” and “nursing care”.  Topics will include robotics, medical engineering, nursing, rehabilitation, cognitive science, emotional engineering, and AI. We welcome unpublished papers from researchers in any field.

The following lyrics may help to stimulate your ideas.

Every breath you take, every move you make, every step you take,

We’ll be watching you

Every word you say, every game you play, every bond you break,

We’ll understand and help you.

Prof. Yuko Ohno
Dr. Jeong Hieyong
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • non-invasive and free monitoring
  • evaluation for rehabilitation
  • evaluation for nursing-care
  • voluntary rehabilitation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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