Cyborg Limb and Human Interface

Special Issue

The Science Partner Journal Cyborg and Bionic Systems is now considering submissions for its second special issue, Cyborg Limb and Human Interface


The significant development of robotics, bionics, biomedical engineering and artificial intelligence has brought cyborg limbs from science fiction into real life. Although many promising results have been reported on prostheses that restore amputated limbs of capability lost, assistive exoskeletons to complement or replace impaired limb functions, and even additional limbs for human augmentation, challenges remain in making these devices more wearable, usable, available and affordable for sustained use in daily life.

This special issue focuses on the proposal of and solutions to current challenges in cyborg limbs and human-machine interfaces. Topics include, but are not limited to, design and implementation of prostheses, exoskeletons and artificial limbs, sensing technologies and signal analysis for intuitive control, sensory feedback for bidirectional communication between prosthetic devices and users, training and evaluation methods to improve design and usability, and case report on prescription and fitting of wearable smart limbs.

    Guest Editors

    Dr. Hiroshi Yokoi, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan

    Dr. Jun Ota, The University of Tokyo, Japan

    Dr. Chi Zhu, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

    Dr. Qining Wang, Peking University, China

    Dr. Fumiya Iida, Cambridge University, UK

    Dr. Yinlai Jiang, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan

      Submission Deadline

      October 31, 2021

        Submission Instructions

        Please select "Special Issue: Cyborg Limb and Human Interface" as the section/category during the submission process. Please also indicate in your cover letter that your submission is intended for inclusion in the special issue.

        Table of Contents

        As articles within the special issue are published they will appear below.

        Classifying Motion Intention of Step Length and Synchronous Walking Speed by Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

        Yufei Zhu, Chunguang Li, Hedian Jin, Lining Sun

        Cyborg and Bionic Systems, vol. 2021, Article ID 9821787, 11 pages, 2021

        Survey on Main Drive Methods Used in Humanoid Robotic Upper Limbs

        Yiwei Wang, Wenyang Li, Shunta Togo, Hiroshi Yokoi, Yinlai Jiang

        Cyborg and Bionic Systems, vol. 2021, Article ID 9817487, 12 pages, 2021.