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IEEE Transactions on Haptics Call for Papers Special Issue on Haptics in Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering

The IEEE Transactions on Haptics seeks articles for a March 2014 special issue on Haptics in Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering. Robotic devices have been shown to be effective at delivering the intensive and repetitive therapy that is known to induce brain plasticity and foster restoration of motor coordination after stroke, spinal cord injury, and other neural impairments.

Engagement of the sensorimotor system, including haptic feedback to the participant during rehabilitation, is an important factor in regaining motor control. Further, haptic feedback can enhance the natural control, utility, and efficacy of advancement of prosthetic and orthotic devices that restore mobility and manipulability to lower- and upper-extremity amputees.

The science and technology of haptics thus has great potential to affect the outcomes of rehabilitation and adoption of advanced prosthetic and orthotic devices. This special issue is about understanding the role of touch in sensorimotor coordination, including rehabilitation of motor deficits and use of advanced prostheses and orthoses.


  • 26 April 2013 Deadline for submission of papers
  • 26 July 2013 First decisions to authors
  • 21 October 2013 Second decisions to authors
  • January 2014 Final publication materials due from authors
  • March 2014 Special issue publication


Guest Editors

  • Prof. Antonio Frisoli, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
  • Prof. Marcia K. O’Malley, Rice University 
  • Prof. Kathleen Sienko, University of Michigan 
  • Prof. Domenico Campolo, Nanyang Technological University 


Call for papers available for download  here


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