2014 IEEE Symposium on

Computational Intelligence in

Robotic Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies

(IEEE CIR2AT'2014)

December 9-12, 2014, Orlando, Florida, USA

Millions of individuals experience impaired mobility usually accompanied by limited to no manual dexterity. The "cost" associated with these disabilities includes not only those incurred through medical and support services, but also less tangible costs, such as those due lost wages and non-productivity. The goals of rehabilitation are to ameliorate life-limiting disabilities and facilitate community re-entry. While restoration of function is the most positive outcome of rehabilitation, compensatory strategies are also employed when natural function cannot be restored. A particularly promising approach is the use of assistive technologies to extend an individual's functionality and substitute for compromised functions. This symposium will highlight the latest results from world leading research labs and industry in the field of robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Technologies for Improving Quality of Daily Living
  • Rehabilitation Robotics and Telemanipulation
  • Assisting Recovery from Stroke
  • Technologies to Enhance Mobility and Function for Individuals with Severe Disability (e.g. Spinal Cord Injury, ASL, Muscle Dystrophy, etc.)
  • Telerehabilitation
  • Wheelchair Transportation Safety
  • Wheeled Mobility
  • School and Workplace Accommodations
  • Communication enhancement
  • Hearing enhancement
  • Assistance to the blind
  • Robotic Prosthesis and Orthotics
  • Recreational Technologies and Exercise Physiology Benefiting Persons with Disabilities

Symposium chairs/organizers

Michael Beer

Guilherme N. DeSouza

University of Missouri, USA


Michael Beer

James Patton

University of Illinois at Chicago, USA


Michael Beer

Georgios Kouroupetroglou

University of Athens


Program Committee

  • Antonio Chella - IT
  • Gui DeSouza - USA
  • Edmund Durfee - USA
  • Shuzhi Sam Ge - Singapore
  • William Harwin - UK
  • Georgios Kouroupetroglou - Greece
  • Rui Loureiro - UK
  • Theodore Milner - Canada
  • James Patton - USA
  • Tim Oates - USA
  • Luis Rivera - USA
  • Patrick Wang - USA
  • Mark Hawley - UK


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