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Intelligent Robotic Devices in the Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Pathologies

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Robotic devices (RDs) are taking relevant participation in all aspects of modern society and medical devices are not the exception. RDs have contributed to developing active devices such as orthosis and prosthesis which can mobilize and evaluate advances in medical therapy. The application of RDs in rehabilitation is now recognized as a principal researching area in the field of robotics. Indeed, rehabilitation robotics is recognized as an independent discipline. Formally, rehabilitation robotics is the field of research centered on understanding and augmenting medical rehabilitation through the application of robotic devices.

The aim of this Research Topic is to highlight the competences of different artificial intelligence areas in regulating, adjusting or controlling rehabilitation devices aimed to contribute in the treatment of musculoskeletal pathologies. In particular, the application of artificial intelligence tools in solving complex processes in designing, manufacturing, instrumenting, operating and controlling devices entailed to contribute in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pathologies is encouraged.

Significantly, this Research Topic looks to offer an open opportunity for students, researchers, and other professionals working in developing artificial intelligence solutions within the field of medical robotics that may have a relevant impact on real-life applications of rehabilitation medicine and their related disciplines.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
• Artificial Intelligence in Medical Robotics
• Robotic rehabilitation
• Intelligent instrumentation of medical robots for rehabilitation
• Soft robotics in medical robots for rehabilitation
• Mechanical design of robots in rehabilitation
• Intelligent control of medical robots for rehabilitation
• Hybrid intelligent control (position-force and position-impedance) of medical robots for rehabilitation
• Artificial intelligence for neuro robotic feedback


Keywords: Medical Rehabilitation, Health-Care Robotics, Human-Robot Interactions, Smart Robots, Medical Robotics


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.

Robotic devices (RDs) are taking relevant participation in all aspects of modern society and medical devices are not the exception. RDs have contributed to developing active devices such as orthosis and prosthesis which can mobilize and evaluate advances in medical therapy. The application of RDs in rehabilitation is now recognized as a principal researching area in the field of robotics. Indeed, rehabilitation robotics is recognized as an independent discipline. Formally, rehabilitation robotics is the field of research centered on understanding and augmenting medical rehabilitation through the application of robotic devices.

The aim of this Research Topic is to highlight the competences of different artificial intelligence areas in regulating, adjusting or controlling rehabilitation devices aimed to contribute in the treatment of musculoskeletal pathologies. In particular, the application of artificial intelligence tools in solving complex processes in designing, manufacturing, instrumenting, operating and controlling devices entailed to contribute in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pathologies is encouraged.

Significantly, this Research Topic looks to offer an open opportunity for students, researchers, and other professionals working in developing artificial intelligence solutions within the field of medical robotics that may have a relevant impact on real-life applications of rehabilitation medicine and their related disciplines.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
• Artificial Intelligence in Medical Robotics
• Robotic rehabilitation
• Intelligent instrumentation of medical robots for rehabilitation
• Soft robotics in medical robots for rehabilitation
• Mechanical design of robots in rehabilitation
• Intelligent control of medical robots for rehabilitation
• Hybrid intelligent control (position-force and position-impedance) of medical robots for rehabilitation
• Artificial intelligence for neuro robotic feedback


Keywords: Medical Rehabilitation, Health-Care Robotics, Human-Robot Interactions, Smart Robots, Medical Robotics


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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20 November 2018 Abstract
22 April 2019 Manuscript

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22 April 2019 Manuscript

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