[robotics-worldwide] CFP Upper limb prosthetics control: IEEE Trans. Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering

Christian Cipriani (c/o SSSUP) ch.cipriani at sssup.it
Fri Mar 8 06:07:41 PST 2013


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You are cordially invited to submit a paper for the Special Theme Issue 
dedicated to *Advances in Control of Multi-functional Powered Upper-Limb 
Prostheses *- IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation 
Engineering.

The call of papers with the details is provided below. The CFP can be 
found here: 
http://tnsre.bme.columbia.edu/pdfs/CfP_UpperLimbProsthesisControl.pdf. 
Updates will be posted in *http://tnsre.bme.columbia.edu/

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**Call for Papers for a Special Theme Issue of IEEE Transactions on 
Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering dedicated to Advances in 
Control of Multi-functional Powered Upper-Limb Prostheses***

This special issue is dedicated to  Advances in Control of 
Multi-functional Powered Upper-Limb Prostheses.  Upper-limb amputations 
are particularly prevalent in young adults. Neuromotor prostheses offer 
an effective approach to restore motor function. Current 
clinically-available upper-limb prosthetic solutions can improve the 
users' quality of life dramatically. Commercial prosthetic arms offer 
proportional control of only a few degrees of freedom (DoFs). However, 
control of multiple DoFs (joints) often requires sequential control of 
individual joints with cumbersome switching techniques that can tire the 
user after a short while. Therefore, to become fully integrated into a 
patient's motor repertoire, the performance and reliability of 
upper-limb prostheses must still improve greatly.

The objective of this special issue is to address and disseminate 
state-of-the-art research and development in upper-limb prosthesis 
control. We seek original papers with novel research contributions in 
all theoretical and technological advances of relevance and impact in 
multi-functional upper-limb prosthetics.

Topics for this theme include, but are not limited to:

- Innovative methodologies for the control of multi-functional prostheses;
- Sensory feedback to the nervous system and sensory substitution;
-  Paradigms that allow efficient closed-loop control;
-  Study of motor control with neural- and myoelectric-controlled 
interfaces;
-  Bioinstrumentation for recording of the biosignal and/or delivery of 
sensory feedback;
-  Advanced signal processing algorithms for analysis of biopotentials;
-  Modelling of generation of myoelectric signals with implications for 
upper-limb prosthesis control.

Invited and regular papers will undergo full review by three reviewers, 
using the Manuscript Central portal.

Guest Editors:
Kianoush Nazarpour, Touch Bionics, UK
Christian Cipriani, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore 
Sant'Anna, Italy
Dario Farina, Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, University 
Medical Center Göttingen, Germany
Todd A Kuiken,  Center for Bionic Medicine,  Rehabilitation Institute of 
Chicago, USA

Submission deadline: August 1, 2013


-- 
Christian Cipriani, PhD, MScEE
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Robotics
IEEE Senior Member

The BioRobotics Institute | Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
V.le R. Piaggio 34, 56025 Pontedera - Italy
Email: ch.cipriani at sssup.it




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