Special Issue "Design and Application of Medical and Rehabilitation Robots"

A special issue of Machines (ISSN 2075-1702). This special issue belongs to the section "Automation and Control Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2024 | Viewed by 231

Special Issue Editors

School of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Uberlândia, Uberlândia 38408-100, Brazi
Interests: robotics; foot orthoses; parallel manipulator; stewart platform; biomechanics; exoskeletons; upper extremity; stroke rehabilitation; lower limb rehabilitation; gait rehabilitation
Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, Università della Calabria, 87036 Rende, Italy
Interests: robotics; robot design; mechatronics; walking hexapod; design procedure; mechanics of machinery; leg–wheel
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Robots are increasingly present in our daily lives, with varied applications. Among these applications, the robots under development for applications in medicine and rehabilitation of the human body stand out.

With the advancement of miniaturization, computer processing capacity, and artificial intelligence, the use of robots in medicine is growing every day. Today, robots are being used in different types of surgeries. The great challenge in the use of robots in medicine is the need for training and the cost of equipment. New ideas and applications in traditional or unexplored fields in the application of robotics in medicine will be explored in this Special Issue.

Robots are also revolutionizing the practice of human body rehabilitation. The population is aging worldwide, and, with increasing age, various diseases begin to appear, such as neurological problems and muscle weakness, among others. It also highlights the different types of accidents that may lead to the need for rehabilitation. In recent decades, several researchers have developed different types of structures for the rehabilitation of the human body, but few of these devices manage to reach the market and patients. However, more efforts are still needed in the development of robotic structures applied to rehabilitation that reaches many patients.

The primary focus of this Special Issue is to present cutting edge robotic solutions to boost the medical and rehabilitation process, aiming to highlight recent advances in the development of these robotic devices.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Review medical robots;
  • Review rehabilitation robots;
  • Medical robots;
  • Rehabilitation and assistive robotics;
  • Human-machine interfaces in medical robots and rehabilitation;
  • Neuro-robotics;
  • Virtual reality applied to medicine;
  • Serious games applied to rehabilitation;
  • Advanced prosthetics;
  • Wearable devices.

Prof. Dr. Rogério Sales Gonçalves
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Carbone
Guest Editors

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  • medical robots
  • rehabilitation robots
  • assistive robotics
  • virtual reality
  • serious games
  • prosthetics
  • wearable devices

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