Special Issue "Insight in the Application of Rehabilitation Devices in Neurological Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 April 2024 | Viewed by 1245
It is my pleasure to introduce a Special Issue of Brain Science dedicated to advances about the use of technological devices in neurorehabilitation.
Neurological diseases causing motor/cognitive impairments are among the most common causes of adult-onset disability. More than one billion of people are affected worldwide, and this number is expected to increase in upcoming years, because of the rapidly aging population.
Recent technological advances provide new tools for the development of novel and promising applications for neurological rehabilitation. To date, rehabilitation therapy can be aided by the technological support of robotic-based therapy, non-invasive brain stimulation, virtual reality, and telemedicine, to name a few. The ability to provide individualized treatment by designing tasks suited to the individual's cognitive and physical abilities increases the validity of interventions and supports adherence to therapy.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to bring together new literature to identify the contribution of technology-mediated neurorehabilitation, clarifying prospective research directions in the development of more autonomous rehabilitation processes. Both studies focusing on the process of neurorehabilitation through the use of technological devices (both clinical research and basic neuroscience) and studies discussing the challenges and opportunities for achieving more autonomous rehabilitation processes are included. Papers that explain the set of technical requirements that should be considered when designing and implementing autonomous robotic systems for rehabilitation are also welcome.
Research articles, short communications, letter to the editor, and review articles (narrative review, systematic review, and meta-analysis) are invited.
Dr. Maria Cristina De Cola
Manuscript Submission Information
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- virtual reality
- brain-computer interface
- robotic rehabilitation
- technological devices design
- neurological disorder
- digital therapeutics
- brain stimulation