Special Issue on “Robotic Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies”

International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics
Submission Deadline: October 10, 2013
Guest Editors: Dr. Gui DeSouza, University of Missouri, United States

Millions of individuals experience impaired mobility usually accompanied by limited to no manual dexterity. The “cost” associated with these disabilities includes not only those incurred through medical and support services, but also less tangible costs, such as those due lost wages and non-productivity. The goals of rehabilitation are to ameliorate life-limiting disabilities and facilitate community re-entry. While restoration of function is the most positive outcome of rehabilitation, compensatory strategies are also employed when natural function cannot be restored. A particularly promising approach is the use of assistive technologies to extend an individual’s functionality and substitute for compromised functions. This special issue will highlight the latest results from world leading research labs and industry in the field of robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies.

Possible topics for the issue include but are not limited to:

  • Technologies for Improving Quality of Daily Living
  • Rehabilitation Robotics and Telemanipulation
  • Assisting Recovery from Stroke
  • Technologies to Enhance Mobility and Function for Individuals with Severe Disability (e.g. Spinal Cord Injury, ASL, Muscle Dystrophy, etc.)
  • Telerehabilitation
  • Wheelchair Transportation Safety
  • Wheeled Mobility
  • School and Workplace Accommodations
  • Communication enhancement
  • Hearing enhancement
  • Assistance to the blind
  • Robotic Prosthesis and Orthotics
  • Recreational Technologies and Exercise Physiology Benefiting Persons with Disabilities

This special issue on “Robotic Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies” will be published in the “International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics" (ISSN: 1756-378X).

Important Dates:
  Submission of Manuscripts: October 10, 2013
  Notification of Acceptance: January 10, 2014
  Submission of Final Papers: February 15, 2014

All submissions should include a title page containing the title of the paper, full names and affiliation, complete postal and electronic address, phone and fax numbers, an abstract and a list of keywords, followed by the main text, references, list of figures and tables. The corresponding author should be clearly identified.
The preferred file format for accepted papers is Word, including figures, tables and signed copyright form. Other acceptable formats are WordPerfect or Tex/Latex, and the Latex submission must be accompanied with the PDF version. The templates are given at http://ijicc.buaa.edu.cn. Manuscript submissions must be submitted to IJICC Manuscript Central.
All manuscripts will undergo a normal review process. Only manuscripts with minor modification will be accepted for publication in the Special Issue. Those manuscripts that need a major revision will be forwarded to the journal office for possible publication in regular issues. Original artwork and a signed copy of the copyright release form will be required for all accepted papers
Any further inquiries can be made to the guest editor via email:
 Dr. Gui DeSouza
 Vision-Guided and Intelligent Robotics Lab
 Department of Electrical and Computer Eng.
 University of Missouri
 Columbia, MO 65211
 E-mail: DeSouzaG@missouri.edu
 URL: http://web.missouri.edu/~desouzag/