Special Issue "Robotics and Advanced Technology for Tele-Rehabilitation"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioelectronics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Edwin Daniel Oña Simbaña
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Guest Editor
Department of Systems Engineering and Automation, University Carlos III of Madrid, 28903 Madrid, Spain
Interests: robotics; rehabilitation robotics; power electronics; serious games; automatic assessment; virtual reality
Prof. Alberto Jardón Huete
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Guest Editor
Department of Systems Engineering and Automation, University Carlos III of Madrid, 28903 Madrid, Spain
Interests: robotics; assistive technology; serious games
Dr. Jaime A. García
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Guest Editor
UTS Games Studio, School of Computer Science, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Interests: Serious Games for Health; Gamification

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Rehabilitation at home (telerehabilitation) has arisen as a crucial need for healthcare systems, especially in the current pandemic period requiring physical interpersonal distancing. Having proper means is essential to continue the treatments and following the evolution of neurological disorders such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, etc. Moreover, functional problems from aging also require continuous medical attention; however, the means to promote remotely physical and cognitive activity in the elderly are limited. Telerehabilitation is a challenging field that requires integrating physical assistance methods, diagnosis, autonomy, safe interaction, portability, analytic capabilities for decision making, data management, etc.

This Special Issue aims to collect original or review papers related to in-home interventions, automatic assessment of sensorimotor functionality, and innovative strategies to deliver health-related services in out-hospital environments. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas: ·        

  • Robotic applications for motor and cognitive rehabilitation at home   
  • Self-adaptive systems for personalized intervention treatments
  • Sensorimotor assessment methods at home, especially self-administrated tools   
  • Automated or gamified methods for functional assessment (upper/lower limb)      
  • AI-powered systems or another computing strategy for decision-making support     
  • IoT-based or instrumented systems to promote and monitor physical activity   
  • Serious games and VR-based systems for telerehabilitation or remote assessment      
  • Systems to promote and/or track physical and cognitive activity in the elderly;     
  • Novel and portable robotic actuators for health purposes;·       
  • Autonomous mobile robots in home environments;·       
  • Clinical trials and feasibility studies of telerehabilitation effectiveness.

Dr. Edwin Daniel Oña Simbaña
Prof. Alberto Jardón Huete
Dr. Jaime A. García
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • robotics
  • self-adaptive rehabilitation
  • sensorimotor assessment
  • telerehabilitation
  • elderly assistance
  • autonomous systems
  • health-service delivery

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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