This special issue is dedicated to Advances in Control of Multi-functional Powered Upper-Limb Prostheses. Upper-limb amputations are particularly prevalent in young adults. Neuromotor prostheses offer an effective approach to restore motor function. Current clinically–available upper-limb prosthetic solutions can improve the users’ quality of life dramatically. Commercial prosthetic arms offer proportional control of only a few degrees of freedom (DoFs). However, control of multiple DoFs (joints) often requires sequential control of individual joints with cumbersome switching techniques that can tire the user after a short while. Therefore, to become fully integrated into a patient’s motor repertoire, the performance and reliability of upper-limb prostheses must still improve greatly.
The objective of this special issue is to address and disseminate state-of-the-art research and development in upper-limb prosthesis control. We seek original papers with novel research contributions in all theoretical and technological advances of relevance and impact in multifunctional upper-limb prosthetics.
Deadlines: Papers due August 1, 2013 (Submissions Closed)
Target Publication date: November 2013