Special Issues

Forthcoming special issues
IEEE Transactions on Haptics Call for Papers Special Issue on Haptics in Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering
 
The IEEE Transactions on Haptics seeks articles for a March 2014 special issue on Haptics in Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering. Robotic devices have been shown to be effective at delivering the intensive and repetitive therapy that is known to induce brain plasticity and foster restoration of motor coordination after stroke, spinal cord injury, and other neural impairments.Engagement of the sensorimotor system, including haptic feedback to the participant during rehabilitation, is an important factor in regaining motor control. Further, haptic feedback can enhance the natural control, utility, and efficacy of advancement of prosthetic and orthotic devices that restore mobility and manipulability to lower- and upper-extremity amputees.The science and technology of haptics thus has great potential to affect the outcomes of rehabilitation and adoption of advanced prosthetic and orthotic devices. This special issue is about understanding the role of touch in sensorimotor coordination, including rehabilitation of motor deficits and use of advanced prostheses and orthoses.

Timeline

26 April 2013 Deadline for submission of papers
26 July 2013 First decisions to authors
21 October 2013 Second decisions to authors
January 2014 Final publication materials due from authors
March 2014 Special issue publication

Guest Editors

Antonio Frisoli, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Marcia K. O’Malley, Rice University 
Kathleen Sienko, University of Michigan 
Domenico Campolo, Nanyang Technological University 

Call for papers available for download  here

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