[robotics-worldwide] [Submission deadline extension] Special Issue on "Haptics in Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering" - IEEE Transactions on Haptics

Antonio Frisoli a.frisoli at sssup.it
Wed Apr 24 22:54:09 PDT 2013

Following numerous requests received so far, the deadline for the IEEE 
Transactions on Haptics Special Issue on  "Haptics in Rehabilitation and 
Neural Engineering" has been extended of two weeks.

*The new  firm submission deadline is _May 10, 2013. _*

The IEEE Transactions on Haptics invites papers for a special issue 
entitled "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. 
However, advanced prosthetic devices, for example, have decoupled the 
normal afferent-efferent loop and rely heavily on visual feedback to the 
amputee for control in the absence of haptics.
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.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

1. Rehabilitation robots that employ kinaesthetic or tactile feedback 
for enhancement of therapeutic results
2. Sensory-motor neuroscience studies that leverage haptic systems for 
assessment and/or analysis
3. Using haptics to improve the performance of advanced orthoses and 

*Guest Editors*
Antonio Frisoli, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (a.frisoli at sssup.it)
Marcia K. O'Malley, Rice University (omalleym at rice.edu)
Kathleen Sienko, University of Michigan (sienko at umich.edu)
Domenico Campolo, Nanyang Technological University (d.campolo at ntu.edu.sg)

*Important Dates:*
* *Deadline for submission of papers: **26 April 2013**May 10, 2013*
*  First decisions to authors: 26 July 2013
*  Second decisions to authors: 21 October 2013
*  Final publication materials due from authors: January 2014
*  Special issue publication: March 2014

Submission Process
Visit http://www.computer.org/toh to view formatting requirements, and 
submit your paper at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cs-ieee. When 
uploading your paper, please select the appropriate special issue title 
under the category "Manuscript Type". Questions about this process 
should be directed to the journal administrator, Ms. Kristen Vermeire, 
attoh at computer.org.
For more information about this special issue, please e-mail any of the 
Guest Editors.

A pdf printable version of the call for papers can be downloaded from 
the following URL:

Antonio Frisoli, PhD

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Head of Human-Robot Interaction Area
PERCRO Lab, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

Via Alamanni, 13b
56017, Ghezzano (San Giuliano Terme), Italy
tel.: +39 050 882549
fax. +39 050 882564
E-mail:a.frisoli at sssup.it
URL:www.percro.org, percro.sssup.it/~antony

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