2015 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotic Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies
Millions of individuals experience impaired mobility usually accompanied by limited to no manual dexterity. The "cost" associated with these disabilities includes not only those incurred through medical and support services, but also less tangible costs, such as those due lost wages and non-productivity. The goals of rehabilitation are to ameliorate life-limiting disabilities and facilitate community re-entry. While restoration of function is the most positive outcome of rehabilitation, compensatory strategies are also employed when natural function cannot be restored. A particularly promising approach is the use of assistive technologies to extend an individual's functionality and substitute for compromised functions. This symposium will highlight the latest results from world leading research labs and industry in the field of robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies.
Topics include but are not limited to:
- Technologies for Improving Quality of Daily Living
- Rehabilitation Robotics and Telemanipulation
- Assisting Recovery from Stroke
- Technologies to Enhance Mobility and Function for Individuals with Severe Disability (e.g. Spinal Cord Injury, ASL, Muscle Dystrophy, etc.)
- Wheelchair Transportation Safety
- Wheeled Mobility
- School and Workplace Accommodations
- Communication enhancement
- Hearing enhancement
- Assistance to the blind
- Robotic Prosthesis and Orthotics
- Recreational Technologies and Exercise Physiology Benefiting Persons with Disabilities
Please forward your special session proposals to symposium organisers.
Guilherme N. DeSouza|
University of Missouri, USA.
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
- Antonio Chella, University of Palermo, Italy
- Gui DeSouza, University of Missouri, USA
- Edmund Durfee, University of Michigan, USA
- Shuzhi Sam Ge, National University of Singapore, Singapore
- William Harwin, University of Reading, UK
- Georgios Kouroupetroglou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
- Rui Loureiro, University of College London, UK
- Theodore Milner, McGill University, Canada
- James Patton, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
- Tim Oates, University of Maryland, USA
- Luis Rivera, University of Missouri, USA
- Patrick Wang, Northeastern University, USA
- Mark Hawley, University of Sheffield, UK