Special Issue "How Mature Is Technology in Helping People with Disabilities?"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Digital Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. David Gil
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Department of Computing Technology and Data Processing, University of Alicante,Alicante 03690, Spain
Interests: artificial intelligence applications (such as artificial neural networks, support vector machines, decision trees, and so on); data mining applications; big data; internet of things; diagnosis and decision support system in medical and cognitive sciences
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Prof. Dr. Sergio Luján-Mora
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Department of Software and Computing Systems, University of Alicante, 03690 Alicante, Spain
Interests: web application development; web accessibility and usability; video game accessibility; e-learning; Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC); Open Educational Resources (OER)
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Prof. Dr. Javi Medina Quero
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Department of Computer Science, University of Jaén, 23071 Jaén, Spain
Interests: intelligent systems for Internet of Things, which encompasses knowledge base systems with fuzzy logic, deep learning for temporal processing and fusion of sensor data and advanced architectures for ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence in e-Health
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Dr. Macarena Espinilla-Estevéz
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

According to the WHO, over 1 billion people live with some form of disability, and the number of people with disability are dramatically increasing. This is due to demographic trends and increases in chronic health conditions, among other causes. Furthermore, people with disability are disproportionately affected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this context, it is more important to address issues of inclusion. For this reason, the use of technology in different ways allows not only helping people with disabilities but also the possibility to be tele-assisted by improving aspects of their inclusion and autonomy, which are fundamental in the total development of this wide group of people.
Papers addressing these topics are invited for this Special Issue, especially those combining a high academic standard coupled with a practical focus on providing optimal assisted living solutions.

Prof. Dr. David Gil
Prof. Dr. Sergio Luján-Mora
Prof. Dr. Javi Medina Quero
Dr. Macarena Espinilla-Estevéz

Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Machine learning 
  • Human activity recognition 
  • Ambient assisted living
  • Sensor fusion 
  • Big data 
  • Internet of Things 
  • Non-invasive sensors for sheltered homes 
  • Generation of datasets with sensors related to different disabilities 
  • Mobile applications for people with disabilities 
  • Serious games for people with disabilities

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Dear Colleagues,

According to the WHO, over 1 billion people live with some form of disability, and the number of people with disability are dramatically increasing. This is due to demographic trends and increases in chronic health conditions, among other causes. Furthermore, people with disability are disproportionately affected during the COVID-19 pandemic.


In this context, it is more important to address issues of inclusion. For this reason, the use of technology in different ways allows not only helping people with disabilities but also the possibility to be tele-assisted by improving aspects of their inclusion and autonomy, which are fundamental in the total development of this wide group of people.


Papers addressing these topics are invited for this Special Issue, especially those combining a high academic standard coupled with a practical focus on providing optimal assisted living solutions.

Prof. Dr. David Gil
Prof. Dr. Sergio Luján-Mora
Prof. Dr. Javi Medina Quero
Dr. Macarena Espinilla-Estevéz

Guest Editors

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