Special Issue "New Technologies in the Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Neurological Pathologies"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Francisco Molina
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Guest Editor
Department of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Rey Juan Carlos University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Alcorcón Campus, 28922 Madrid, Spain
Interests: movement analysis; biomechanics; motor control; neurological rehabilitation; new techonologies in rehabilitation
Prof. Dr. Alicia Cuesta-Gómez
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Guest Editor
Department of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Rey Juan Carlos University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Alcorcón Campus, 28922 Madrid, Spain
Interests: movement analysis; biomechanics; motor control; neurological rehabilitation; new techonologies in rehabilitation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The disabling and chronic nature of neurological pathologies detracts from the quality of life of patients, including a great personal, family and social repercussion. In this sense, one of the main causes of disability in these patients is the loss of motor function, representing an important impact on the quality of life of the patient. Therefore, the recovery of motor function in these patients, as well as the identification of deficits in it, is essential to be able to guide neurorehabilitation treatments and thus be able to restore adequate functionality.

The use of new technologies has begun to be incorporated into the field of neurorehabilitation as a complementary tool for both the assessment and the treatment of patients, but its main drawback remains the high cost of these systems. To solve this aspect, low-cost video game consoles, such as the XBOX® One (Microsoft) console, with its Kinect® accessory, or the Nintendo Wii® console, with its Wii Balance Board® peripheral, or the Leap Motion System, are being proposed as low-cost complementary tools in the neurorehabilitation of these patients.

This special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on the current state of knowledge of new technologies, preferably low-cost devices, both for the evaluation of motor deficits and for the treatment of patients with neurological pathologies. Papers addressing these topics are invited for this Special Issue, especially those combining a high academic standard coupled with a practical focus such as validation, as the efficacy of these devices in neurological patients.

Dr. Alicia Cuesta-Gómez
Dr. Francisco Molina
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • neurorrehabilitation
  • new technologies
  • motor impairment
  • assessment
  • treatment
  • motor control

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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