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Wearable and Implantable Technologies in the Rehabilitation of Patients with Sensory Impairments

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The loss of sensory feedback impairs activities of daily living. Depending on the location of the missing sensation, it may affect balance and posture control, object manipulation or social interaction. Neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and diabetic neuropathy, as well as limb amputations and spinal cord injuries are examples of pathologies resulting in sensory impairments. New wearable and implantable technologies are being steadily integrated into the rehabilitation of patients with reduced or lost sensory feedback.

This Research Topic covers wearable and implantable technologies to improve the rehabilitation of patients with sensory impairments. This includes the design and development of devices for disease assessment, monitoring and treatment, current advances in disease progression and compensatory mechanisms, and the development of new algorithms for knowledge discovery.

• Design and development of implantable device for sensory restoration
• New wearable devices for 24 h monitoring and assessment of patients
• Rehabilitation techniques to restore sensory feedback using wearables and implants
• Wearable robotics for rehabilitation
• Neuromuscular adaptation mechanisms after sensory loss
• New assessment scores for diagnosing of patients with sensory impairments


Type of manuscripts: Original Research, Systematic Review, Review (and mini Review), Perspective, Clinical Trial, Case Report, Brief Research Report.

Topic Editor Prof. Bjoern Eskofier reports grants from Portabiles HealthCare Technologies GmbH, grants from adidas AG, outside the work; In addition, Dr. Eskofier has a patent related to gait assessments pending. Topic Editor Prof.-Ing. Thomas Stieglitz is co-founder and member of the scientific advisory board of the spin-off companies CorTec GmbH and neuroloop GmbH. Topic Editor Prof. Milos Popovic is the founder and is on the board of directors of Myndtec; he also holds shares in the company. The rest of Topic Editors declare no competing interests with regards to the Research Topic.


Keywords: wearable and implantable technologies, sensory restoration, Robotics, rehabilitation


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

The loss of sensory feedback impairs activities of daily living. Depending on the location of the missing sensation, it may affect balance and posture control, object manipulation or social interaction. Neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and diabetic neuropathy, as well as limb amputations and spinal cord injuries are examples of pathologies resulting in sensory impairments. New wearable and implantable technologies are being steadily integrated into the rehabilitation of patients with reduced or lost sensory feedback.

This Research Topic covers wearable and implantable technologies to improve the rehabilitation of patients with sensory impairments. This includes the design and development of devices for disease assessment, monitoring and treatment, current advances in disease progression and compensatory mechanisms, and the development of new algorithms for knowledge discovery.

• Design and development of implantable device for sensory restoration
• New wearable devices for 24 h monitoring and assessment of patients
• Rehabilitation techniques to restore sensory feedback using wearables and implants
• Wearable robotics for rehabilitation
• Neuromuscular adaptation mechanisms after sensory loss
• New assessment scores for diagnosing of patients with sensory impairments


Type of manuscripts: Original Research, Systematic Review, Review (and mini Review), Perspective, Clinical Trial, Case Report, Brief Research Report.

Topic Editor Prof. Bjoern Eskofier reports grants from Portabiles HealthCare Technologies GmbH, grants from adidas AG, outside the work; In addition, Dr. Eskofier has a patent related to gait assessments pending. Topic Editor Prof.-Ing. Thomas Stieglitz is co-founder and member of the scientific advisory board of the spin-off companies CorTec GmbH and neuroloop GmbH. Topic Editor Prof. Milos Popovic is the founder and is on the board of directors of Myndtec; he also holds shares in the company. The rest of Topic Editors declare no competing interests with regards to the Research Topic.


Keywords: wearable and implantable technologies, sensory restoration, Robotics, rehabilitation


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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