International Journal of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics
- Editor in Chief
- Prof. Kean C. Aw
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 4 issues per year
IJBBR provides a cross-disciplinary platform addressing biomechatronics and robot assistive technologies for medical and bio applications. It relates to the design of systems, devices and products for use as assistive tools when interacting with humans and biosystems. It features practical developments covering a wide range of areas including medical robotics, rehabilitation, assistive technology for the elderly and disabled, robotic surgery aids/systems, operative planning tools, medical imaging/visualisation, simulation/navigation, virtual reality, intuitive command and control systems, haptics and sensor technologies.
Topics covered include
- Biomechatronics design philosophy
- Biomedical robotics, robotics for orthopaedics/medical/visceral/musculoskeletal surgery
- Rehabilitation robotics, robotics for stroke patients, wearable medical devices
- Microelectronics, embedded signal processing, low-power design
- Bioelectromagnetism, electrical bioimpedance, implantable electronics, biomaterials
- Bio-related MEMS, biomechanical devices, nanotechnologies
- New tools for surgical education/training
- New materials, new sensing/actuation technology, health monitoring devices
- Assistive technology for the injured, elderly and disabled; haptics, sensor technologies
- Medical imaging/visualisation, simulation/navigation, virtual reality, intuitive command/control
- Design of devices/systems requiring computer-based intelligence
- Biomechatronic systems/biosystems modelling/simulation, system identification
- Advanced control for improving system performance, computer integration design
- Networked biomechatronic systems for remote sensing/monitoring/diagnosis
- Mechatronic systems fault diagnosis/tolerance
IJBBR aims to foster a community that encompasses mechatronics researchers, medical practitioners, control researchers, and engineers and computer scientists developing intelligent tools, devices, systems and computational tools in academic and commercial environments, with the intention of promoting and developing the exciting area of biomechatronics and robot assistive technology.
IJBBR provides a platform to help professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers working in the fields of biomechatronics, robot assistive technology, engineering and business education to disseminate information and to learn from each other's work.
IJBBR publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries, news, correspondence and conference highlights that stimulate discussion and exchange of ideas. Special Issues devoted to important topics in biomechatronics and robot assistive technology will occasionally be published.
Editor in Chief
- Aw, Kean C., University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Jamwal, Prashant, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
- Xie, Mengying, Tianjin University, China
Editorial Board Members
- Ai, Qingsong, Wuhan University of Technology, China
- Giffney, Timothy, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
- Habib, Maki, American University in Cairo, Egypt
- Hussain, Shahid, University of Canberra, Australia
- Liu, Dikai, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia
- Nelson, Bradley J., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Switzerland
- Qi, Ziming (Tom), Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand
- Richardson, R.C., University of Leeds, UK
- Shihua, Gong, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
- Stan, Sergiu-Dan, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
- Westphal, Ralf, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
- Xu, Peter, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
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The power of footfall: harvesting energy from human traffic
16 February, 2023
For many years wind power, solar power, tidal power and many other sustainable solutions to electricity generation have been in place. But, what about harvesting the energy of human traffic on city streets and other environments? Research published in the International Journal of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics demonstrates how the energy of footfall from people simply going about their business on the streets, in shopping malls, the workplace, and elsewhere might be harvested to generate electricity without affecting how people walk on the surface nor being too costly to implement or maintain [...]More details...