REHAB 2014 workshop (Call for Papers)

CALL FOR PAPERS

REHAB 2014: 2nd Workshop on ICTs for improving Patients Rehabilitation Research Techniques

Link: http://www.rehab-workshop.org/

Place: Oldenburg, Germany, *20-23 May, 2014

8th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PrevasiveHealth <http://pervasivehealth.org/&gt;)

SCOPE

New technologies applied to medicine, such as Virtual Reality (VR), are beginning to cover all its fields, where the field where it is most used is, undoubtedly, Rehabilitation. Virtual reality systems allow
simulating aspects of everyday life and providing flexibility in adjusting  parameter settings. Intensive training, repeated, task-oriented, cannot always be done in the real world with real objects because the clinical characteristics of the subjects. Virtual Reality can recreate  environments as motivated and functional tasks, which in the real world could not be performed with the same accuracy.

Virtual Reality systems allow the magnification and adaptation of the received feedback the patient obtain when he performs a task. Also it allows the program of the intensity and difficulty depending upon the therapeutic objectives and the individual circumstances of each user. Indeed, virtual reality has become very useful for patients where they interact in an imaginary world through different devices such as gloves  or robots tool.

OBJECTIVE

This workshop invites authors to submit contributions on concepts
Virtual Rehabilitation Discussion, applications, techniques or environments  where interaction design plays a central role by improving the rehabilitation process at all levels.

TOPICS OF INTEREST, Key issues in this workshop will focus on (but are not limited to):

· – Virtual and enhanced environments

· – Motor rehabilitation

· – Neuroimaging in rehabilitation

· – Virtual rehabilitation

· – Clinical assessment

· – Cognitive rehabilitation

· – Communication and language

· – Ambisonics and audio environments

· – Haptic devices

· – Sensory impairment

· – Medical systems

· – Input devices, sensors and actuators

· – Multi-user systems for user interaction

· – Computer access

· – Virtual humans

· – Balance, posture and mobility

· – Communications aids

· – Tools for architectural/CAD design

· – Product design, testing and prototyping

· – Training tools for rehabilitation

· – Augmented reality applications

· – Human factors

· – Rehabilitation robotics

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission Deadline:

February 28th, 2014

Author Notification:

March 21th, 2014

Camera-Ready Deadline:

March 28th, 2014

Workshop Date:

May 20th, 2014

SUBMISSION

We invite researchers interested in these topics to submit a workshop paper using the ACM format for papers. Please find detailed instructions on the Pervasive
Health 2014 conference website<http://pervasivehealth.org/2014/show/initial-submission&gt;.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format via EasyChair submission page<https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rehab2014&gt;

Please note that at least one author of an accepted paper must register for the REHAB workshop of the Pervasive Health 2014 conference.

PUBLICATION

All accepted submissions would be published in the ACM Digital
Library, and indexed by dblp, Scopus and ScienceDirect and submitted to Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science (ISI Web of  Science).

All accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended
version for inclusion in a specialissue of an (ISI) International Journal, according to the paper topic.

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