Special Issue "Human Computer Interaction and Its Future"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: robotics, human-machine interaction, soft systems, wearables, rehabilitation
Humans and computers/machinery have had a complex relationship throughout history. From can-openers to online shopping, we see countless areas in which electromechanical devices can assist us every day. However, our interaction with these systems has been fraught with difficulty. From repetitive stress injuries to the 2008 mortgage meltdown, our interaction with computers, and the difficulties of that relationship have proven to be complex and multifaceted. As our computers and mechatronic systems become more sophisticated, our interactions, problems, and solutions to these problems grow in complexity.
A myriad of technical, personal, and societal difficulties have given rise to a myriad solutions and areas of research to address the difficulties, which often give rise to entirely novel solutions and even new fields of research.
The main aim of this Special Issue is to seek high-quality submissions that highlight emerging methods of identifying the nature of human–machine interaction, quantitatively and qualitatively evaluating the relative risks and merits of the interaction, and studying the possible solutions.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Direct human–machine interface: ergonomics, safety, and emerging solutions
- Assistive technologies
- Augmentative technologies
- Robotics: companion robots, workplace robots, healthcare robots, and soft robots
- Wearables: active and passive orthotics, prosthetics, exoskeletons, and wearable sensors
- Gesture recognition and virtual reality
- Social issues in human–computer interactions
Dr. Michael Wehner
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