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jhidler50
09-05-2009, 11:48 AM
Call
for Papers



Rehabilitation
Robotics: Contemp


Call
for Papers



Rehabilitation
Robotics: Contemporary Issues and Future
Directions



For more than a decade now, robotic devices
have steadily made their way into rehabilitation settings throughout the
world. In the early days, the idea
of treating patients with robots was more science fiction than reality. Yet today, most major rehabilitation
centers have some form of advanced technology being used to deliver daily
therapy to their patients. While
efficacy data is still sparse, it appears that robotic technologies will continue
to expand into the rehabilitation setting as will clinician acceptance of these
devices.


The purpose of this single-topic issue of the
Journal of Rehabilitation Research &
Development (JRRD) is to move the field of rehabilitation robotics forward
by putting together a collection of papers focusing on the need for these
devices, evidence supporting their effectiveness, gaps in rehabilitation where
technologies could be helpful, and the current state of the field. Common themes related to rehabilitation
robotics include but are not limited to upper extremity devices, lower
extremity devices, enhancing robotic technologies with complementary
technologies such as virtual reality and functional electrical stimulation, and
cost & economic issues related to the field.


Interested authors should submit a short
abstract of their proposed manuscript by email to joehidler@gmail.com by December 1, 2009. Include “Rehabilitation Robotics” in
the subject line.


Abstracts will be reviewed for their
relevance to the theme of this special topic issue. Selected authors will be invited to submit their entire
manuscript, according to the JRRD Editorial Policies: http://wwwrehab.research.va.gov/jour/policy09.pdf.
All selected manuscripts will
undergo the standard peer-review process by JRRD editors and peer referees as
defined by JRRD policies.


Abstract
Guidelines

· Submissions
must represent the authors’ own work.

· Abstracts
should be structured— Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and
Conclusions.

· Abstracts
should consist of a maximum of 200 words, include text only (tables, graphs,
and graphics should not be
included), and contain sufficient information to represent the proposed
manuscript.

· The
discussion should include implications for research and veteran
healthcare.

· Abstracts
must include all coauthors’ names and affiliations.
Important
Dates

· Abstract
submissions close on December 1, 2009.

· Authors of
selected submissions will be notified be email by January 1, 2010.






__________________________________________________ ____________________

JOE HIDLER , Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist

Center for Applied Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Research (CABRR)

National Rehabilitation Hospital

Room 1060

102 Irving Street, NW

Washington, DC 20010

PHONE: 202-877-1892

FAX: 202-726-7521

EMAIL: joehidler@gmail.com

LAB: http://cabrr.cua.edu

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