About this Research Topic
Synergies is derived from the word synergos which means working together. In many contexts, synergies are common (shared) spatiotemporal patterns in muscle activities or movement kinematics/ dynamics. These patterns can be used as primitives or building blocks, that combine to form complete movements. These synergies were found by several researchers in postures, kinematics (joint positions and velocities), dynamics (joint torques), and muscles in upper and lower limbs. These synergies have helped researchers to understand the neural mechanisms behind human movement planning and control. This biologically inspired concept of synergies has found important applications in rehabilitation, rehab robotics, prosthetics and exoskeletons, brain machine interfaces and human machine interfaces.
This topic titled "Applications of synergies in human machine interfaces" under Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (Section: Bionics and Biomimetics) invites original research articles describing applications of synergies, novel methods and techniques in the areas of rehabilitation, rehab robotics, prosthetics and exoskeletons, brain machine/computer interfaces, human computer interaction and human machine interfaces.
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