Embodied Technology for Enhanced Clinical Applications: Emerging Topics and Future Challenges
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 March 2023) | Viewed by 3291
Interests: virtual reality; positive technology; neurorehabilitation; spatial memory
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Traditionally, the fields of neuroscience and psychology have been concerned with the study of the cognitive processes that underlie the human experience, and how these affect our behavior and health. This approach misses a crucial aspect of the experience, that is, human bodily perception. Real-world experiences require the perception of the body, producing a continuous stream of both exteroceptive (sensory) and internal (interoceptive, proprioceptive, and vestibular) inputs. In this regard, neuroscience has shown that factors such as the multisensory integration of bodily signals, action, and embodiment are also critical to generating enhanced clinical applications. Understanding the dimensions of human bodily perception and how they can contribute to enhanced clinical experiences is also relevant for several purposes due to the fundamental role of human bodily perception processing in every aspect of our lives.
This Special Issue aims to explore the present and future of the field, including emerging topics and discussions of the clinical potential of embodied technology. We are interested in clinical trials, original research articles, opinions, perspective articles, and systematic reviews assessing the potential of embodied technology in a given field.
Authors of selected papers presented at the 2022 IEEE International Conference on Metrology for eXtended Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and Neural Engineering (IEEE MetroXRAINE 2022 - metroxraine.org) are invited to submit an extended version of their papers to this Special Issue. All submitted papers will undergo the standard peer-review procedure.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been previously published, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Conference papers should be cited and noted on the paper. Please note that submitted extended papers should contain at least 50% new content (e.g., in the form of technical extensions, more in-depth evaluations, or additional use cases) and not exceed 30% copy/paste from the original conference paper.
- Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following applications of XR technologies:
- Enhanced clinical applications for space and memory perception.
- Inner-body approaches for application in healthy and clinical populations.
- Embodied simulations/stimulations.
- XR for clinical and well-being applications.
- XR-based bio-neurofeedback training.
- Human–computer symbiosis.
Dr. Silvia Serino
Dr. Daniele Di Lernia
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- virtual reality
- augmented reality
- mixed reality in psychology
- immersive experiences
- embodied technology for psychological research and clinical purposes
- multisensory technology
- interactive multimedia technologies
- serious games for clinical purposes