Special Issue "Sensors applied in Virtual Rehabilitation and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) – Selected papers from the 5TH Workshop on ICTs for Improving Patients Rehabilitation Research Techniques"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2019).
Interests: Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL); human–computer interaction (HCI); computer supported cooperative work (CSCW)
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Interests: Multimodal Systems; Virtual Rehabilitation; Augmented Rehabilitation; Neurodegenerative Disorders; Neurological Disorders; Clinical Assessment
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Interests: Human Computer Interaction; Computer Engineering; Information and Communication (ICT) in Rehabilitation; Cloud Computing; Distributed User Interfaces; Technology Enhanced Learning
Interests: Multimodal Systems, Internet of Things for Children, Information and Communication (ICT) in Rehabilitation, Serious Games
In the last few years, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and ICTs have demonstrated their effectiveness in multiple scientific studies. Technological systems together with environments in VR and AR have been tested in neurorehabilitation, showing great potential benefits in patients with neurological disorders. Multimodal systems that use sensors are a good complement in therapeutic sessions for patients with different pathologies. These technological prototypes produce playful and secure atmospheres where patients can interact using technology and at the same time get great benefits in their rehabilitation process. A high number of studies has shown motor and cognitive improvements using sensors in multiple pathologies, demonstrating their effectiveness and consistency in alleviating any type of disorder. These customizable and novel treatments together with traditional rehabilitation are a hot research line that assesses patients’ conditions using sensor technologies. Over the years, the Rehab Workshop on ICTs for Improving Patients Rehabilitation Research Techniques has been focused on these research areas, showing a high number of studies that use sensor technologies. Authors of selected papers are invited to publish extended versions of novel and original studies based on the use of sensors applied in virtual rehabilitation for patients with neurological disorders. Contributions can include original research papers, review papers, as well as case reports. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
-Implementation and assessment of sensor systems in virtual rehabilitation;
-Novel technical solutions in neurorehabilitation;
-Advanced methodologies in healthcare using virtual rehabilitation;
-ICT for patients’ rehabilitation process;
-Sensors to monitor patients’ conditions;
-Multimodal systems in neurorehabilitation;
-Novel architectures for virtual rehabilitation;
-Robotic assistive technologies in sensory motor rehabilitation;
-Software technology in virtual rehabilitation;
-Training technological systems in healthcare.
This Special Issue will select extended manuscripts according to the topics on the 5th Workshop on ICTs for Improving Patients’ Rehabilitation Research Techniques (REHAB), which will held from 28-30 August 2019, in Popayan, Colombia (http://rehab-workshop.org/).
Prof. César A. Collazos
Dr. Sergio Albiol-Pérez
Prof. Dr. Habib M. Fardoun
Dr. Sandra Cano Mazuera
Dr. Elena del Val-Noguera
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