Special Issue "Mechatronics in Biomedicine toward Augmented Intelligence and Autonomy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.
Mechatronics combines diverse technologies, including electronics, mechanics, control, instrumentation, material technologies, and robotics, for novel device and system implementation. Mechatronics is finding increasing applications in biomedicine. Well-known examples among conventional medical devices include medical imaging systems, radiation therapy systems, electromechanical artificial organs, and bionic prostheses. A recent prominent area is medical robotics. Surgery robots expand the area of clinical application rapidly with newly emerging systems, and rehabilitation, nursing, and many other healthcare services see numerous novel methods of integrating automation and robotics technologies into clinical practice. Biology is not an exception in breaking the limit through mechatronics fusion, as seen in automatic cell manipulation systems and biofabrication or bioprinting systems.
The last decade was a remarkable and historic period of rerisen artificial intelligence. In addition to conventional intelligent control and signal processing methods, various intelligence augmentation techniques have been developed. In medical applications, AI is rapidly reaching practical use, mainly in medical image analysis and clinical decision support systems, especially for mass screening and auxiliary preliminary diagnosis. The next advancement of the technology seems to be in mechatronics fusion for medical hardware devices with augmented intelligence. In particular, robotic systems with artificial intelligence will play an indispensable and vital role in implementing non-face-to-face medical care to effectively respond to the pandemic situation and new infectious diseases that will continue to threaten humanity in the future.
This Special Issue focuses on the most recent advances in sensor devices and techniques for augmented intelligence in biomedical mechatronic systems. The application area is broadly open from conventional medical devices to bio-hybrid systems.
Dr. Jaesoon Choi
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