5th Anniversary of 'Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering' Section—Recent Advances in Rehabilitation Engineering

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering".

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Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Tor Vergata University, 00133 Rome, Italy
Interests: physiotherapy; rehabilitation; disability

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Department of Neuroscience, University of Padua, 35128 Padua, Italy
Interests: sports medicine; physiotherapy; rehabilitation medicine; telerehabilitation
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Dear Colleagues,

In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering Section, we are pleased to announce a Special Issue entitled "Recent Advances in Rehabilitation Engineering." The need for innovation in rehabilitation has become increasingly critical due to the rising global prevalence of disabilities and chronic health conditions, a consequence of our aging population and evolving lifestyles. Rehabilitation engineering operates at the intersection of biomedical sciences and engineering, with a central focus on enhancing the quality of life for individuals with disabilities through innovative technological assessments and interventions. This involves a wide range of areas, from mobility and communication to hearing, vision, and cognition. For instance, rehabilitation robotics aids in mobility training for individuals with impaired movement, such as stroke survivors. Virtual rehabilitation involves virtual reality simulations for physical and cognitive therapy, motivating patients, providing objective measures, and enabling cost-effective telerehabilitation. Innovations in physical prosthetics, including smarter artificial limbs and exoskeletons, aim to replicate natural limb movement and user intent, while brain–computer interfaces empower severely impaired individuals to communicate and manipulate external devices through their brain's electrical impulses. In the field of evaluations, advanced kinematics analyzes human motion, muscle electrophysiology, and brain activity to enhance monitoring and prevent secondary injuries. This Special Issue's primary aim is to disseminate knowledge, promote the exchange of best practices, and encourage discussions on recent advances within the diverse fields of rehabilitation engineering. We invite submissions of original research, reviews, and case studies showcasing recent advancements in rehabilitative assessments, assistive technologies, prosthetics, mobility devices, adaptive software, and other innovative solutions designed to empower individuals with disabilities and improve their quality of life. We invite you to join us in celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering Section by contributing to this Special Issue, thereby helping shape the future of rehabilitation engineering.

Prof. Dr. Calogero Foti
Prof. Dr. Stefano Masiero
Guest Editors

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  • rehabilitation engineering
  • assistive technologies
  • virtual reality
  • telerehabilitation
  • brain–computer interfaces
  • robotics
  • electrophysiology

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