Special Issue "Medical and Rehabilitation Robots"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2022) | Viewed by 26288
Interests: mechanical design; robotics; synthesis of mechanism; parallel robots; medical robot; safety
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In the field of medical robotics, relevant advances have been made and new robotic medical applications will continue to emerge. One can mention several design approaches and methodologies proposed by researchers leading to the implementation of innovative robots dedicated to robotic applications in medicine.
For instance, rehabilitation has become an essential phase in the care of most patients with disabilities. These disabilities can be congenital or acquired, lasting or temporary, caused by accident or even following surgery to treat motor disorders of the limbs. Furthermore, assistive robotics could help in defining suitable mechanisms for these rehabilitation tasks, in particular the use of parallel robots due to their advantages for medical applications, namely their accuracy and dynamic performance.
Robots equipped with actuators and sensors allow for optimal control and precise feedback, which provide patients and experts with the necessary assistance required to perform complex movements with multiple degrees of freedom in motion.
Such solutions allow suitable interaction with the medical environment and respect the physiological constraints of both the patient and the human operators, as well as allow the instantaneous monitoring of the biomechanical parameters.
This Special Issue aims to attract cutting-edge research and review articles on parallel robots, specifically medical robots, regarding the aspects of synthesis, design, analysis, and control.
Prof. Dr. Med Amine Laribi
Prof. Dr. Saïd Zeghloul
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Parallel robots
- Synthesis and mechanical design
- Collaborative robots
- Teleoperation and co-manipulation
- Cable-driven parallel robots
- Haptic devices