Special Sessions

Rehabilitation and assisted mobility robotics

The aim of this special session is to report on latest research and developments in the use of robotics approaches for rehabilitation, function restoration, and mobility for people with disability, and those having experienced injury or stroke. The approaches may include the use of functional electrical stimulation (FES) of paralysed muscles and mechanical control in the framework of robotics design. The scope of the session includes and is not limited to the following topics

  • Exoskeletons for upper/lower extremities
  • FES-assisted robotic mobility
  • Rowing exercise regimes
  • Cycling exercise regimes
  • Treadmill walking
  • Sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit manoeuvres
  • Upright robotic-assisted mobility

Contributions on modelling, simulation, control, system design and integration are welcomed. Prospective authors are invited to prepare their papers in single-line space, single column PDF format with a cover page (with title of the paper, author(s) and title of the special session) and submit directly using the URL (https://www.softconf.com/ d/clawar2013/submit.html) or the link in the paper submission page of the conference web-site by the indicated deadline for consideration for inclusion in the conference. Final accepted papers will be limited to 8 pages in length in the prescribed style format given in the paper submission page of the conference web-site.

All papers will be peer reviewed, and all accepted papers (subject to registration) will be published in the conference proceedings.

Any queries may be directed to the organiser of the session:

Dr M. Osman Tokhi
Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
The University of Sheffield, UK
Email: o.tokhi@sheffield.ac.uk