Special Issue "Integration of Advanced Sensors in Assistive Robotic Technology"
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2. Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration (Cirris), Quebec City, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
Interests: rehabilitation engineering; assistive robotics; assistive technologies
2. Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration, CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale, Quebec City, QC G1M 2S8, Canada
Interests: wheelchairs; assistive technology; social participation; environmental factors; participatory research
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Assistive robotic technology has been shown to help people living with disabilities, by facilitating the execution of daily living tasks and increasing user independence. However, assistive robotic technologies can be complex, time-consuming and difficult to operate.
Assistive robotic technology is defined here as devices that benefit people living with disabilities and older adults in the accomplishment of daily living tasks. This includes, but is not limited to, wheelchair-mounted assistive robotic arms, mobile servants, exoskeletons, prosthetics, orthotics, movement assistance, mobility aids and intelligent wheelchairs.
Advanced sensors have the potential to improve the performance of assistive robotic technologies. In the field of control interfaces, innovations at the sensor level may help users to communicate their desires more efficiently to use the device to its full potential. In the field of system intelligence, innovations at the sensor level may help assistive robotic technologies to better understand their environment and facilitate user task, for instance, by autonomously avoiding an obstacle.
For this Special Issue, innovation in advanced sensors is defined by the development of new sensors, of existing sensors that are augmented by artificial intelligence, and existing sensors that are newly applied to assistive robotic technologies.
Dr. Alexandre Campeau-Lecours
Prof. Dr. François Routhier
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- Assistive technologies
- Rehabilitation engineering
- Development of new sensors, existing sensors that are augmented by artificial intelligence, existing sensors that are newly applied to assistive robotic technologies
- Wheelchair mounted assistive robotic arms
- Mobile servant
- Prosthetics, orthotics
- Movement assistance
- Mobility aids and intelligent wheelchairs