Cyborg Limb and Human Interface

Special Issue


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

      Table of Contents

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

      Hyperelastic Membrane Actuators: Analysis of Toroidal and Helical Multifunctional Configurations

      Eduardo Perez-Guagnelli, Joanna Jones, Dana D. Damian

      Cyborg and Bionic Systems, vol. 2022, Article ID 9786864, 12 pages, 2022

      Learning Data Correction for Myoelectric Hand Based on “Survival of the Fittest”

      Yusuke Yamanoi, Shunta Togo, Yinlai Jiang, Hiroshi Yokoi

      Cyborg and Bionic Systems, vol. 2021, Article ID 9875814, 12 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.

      Application Research on Optimization Algorithm of sEMG Gesture Recognition Based on Light CNN+LSTM Model

      Dianchun Bai, Tie Liu, Xinghua Han, Hongyu Yi

      Cyborg and Bionic Systems, vol. 2021, Article ID 9794610, 12 pages, 2021.

      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