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Assistive Technology and Brain Machine Interface

Lead Guest Editors: Lorenzo Masia

Guest Editors: Juan C. Moreno, Diego Torricelli, Calogero Oddo, Marco Capogrosso, Stanisa Raspopovic, Marco Controzzi, Stefano Mazzoleni, Leonardo Cappello and Michele Xiloyannis 

In the last twenty years Robotics and Neuroengineering have been continuously finding intersections, sharing insights and complementing each other in proposing viable solutions to neuromotor recovery and clinical practice. An increasing number of studies highlights the potential applications of these two disciplines and their synergistic action in providing new kind of technologies able to work in a more symbiotic way with the patients, and consequently promoting the acceptance of new approaches and derived instruments from both the scientific community and the final users.

Thus the advancements in Brain Machine Interface in motor intention decoding, newly proposed control strategies and actuation in Robotics, novel generations of intelligent prosthetic devices, have been significantly contributing to shift the paradigm amongst researches, leading them toward a wider spectrum of innovative approaches and scientific frontiers.      

This collection of articles in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation aims to present the most recent advances in Assistive Technology and Brain Machine Interface, addressing topics such as theoretical, methodological, and practical approaches to be considered when designing new instruments or formalizing new techniques of investigations.
Submissions of both experimental and review studies is encouraged in the following 4 topics: prosthetic, rehabilitation robotics, neuroscience or brain machine interface’.

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal's standard peer-review process overseen by the Editor-in-Chief and the Guest Editors. The Editor-in-Chief  declares no competing interests.

Lead Guest Editors competing interests:
Lorenzo Masia declares no competing interests.
Guest Editors competing interests:
Marco Capogrosso holds several patents on technologies to stimulate the peripheral nerve and the spinal cord for clinical applications in motor and sensory disorders.  He has no ownership interest and does not own stocks of any company.
Calogero Oddo declares no competing interest. 
Marco Controzzi declares no competing interest. 
Juan C. Moreno declares no competing interest. 
Diego Torricelli declares no competing interest. 
Stefano Mazzoleni declares no competing interest. 
Leonardo Cappello declares no competing interest. 
Michele Xiloyannis declares no competing interest. 
Stanisa Raspopovic holds several patent applications on technologies to stimulate the peripheral nerve for clinical applications in sensorimotor disorders.  He also holds shares of SensArs Neuroprosthetics Sàrl, a start-up company dealing with the commercialization of neuroprosthetic artificial limbs.  He has no other ownership interest and does not own stocks of any other company.

  1. Individuals with severe neurological disabilities but preserved cognition, including children, are often precluded from connecting with their environments. Brain computer interfaces (BCI) are a potential solut...

    Authors: Sasha Letourneau, Ephrem Takele Zewdie, Zeanna Jadavji, John Andersen, Lee M. Burkholder and Adam Kirton

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2020 17:2

    Content type: Research

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  2. Several daily living activities require people to coordinate the motion and the force produced by both arms, using their position sense and sense of effort. However, to date, the interaction in bimanual tasks ...

    Authors: Giulia Ballardini, Valentina Ponassi, Elisa Galofaro, Giorgio Carlini, Francesca Marini, Laura Pellegrino, Pietro Morasso and Maura Casadio

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:137

    Content type: Research

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  3. Brain areas need to coordinate their activity in order to enable complex behavioral responses. Synchronization is one of the mechanisms neural ensembles use to communicate. While synchronization between signal...

    Authors: Pierpaolo Sorrentino, Michele Ambrosanio, Rosaria Rucco and Fabio Baselice

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:135

    Content type: Research

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