Devices and Wearables for Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

Sketch of an arm wearing a smartwatch projecting vital signs

The Science Partner Journal Cyborg and Bionic Systems is now considering submissions for the Special Issue on Devices and Wearables for Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation.


The advancement of devices and wearables provides precise and concise human body measurements in sporting and remote conditions. Essentially, the development and application should be fitting the objectives of injury prevention and rehabilitation. Inertial measurement units have been developed as small-size wearable devices to monitor joint motion, load and inertia, and GNSS/GPS has been widely used for sports performance and injury prevention monitoring. Combining with the wearable sensor, the prediction of joint loading is possible which provides an important insight on injury prevention. Furthermore, the tele-rehabilitation is an emerging field by using digital communication technology and wearable sensors to offer quick remote assessment and consultation to athletes or patients.

This special issue aims to provide an opportunity for researchers to present their recent research and development of biomechanical devices and wearable sensors for injury prevention and rehabilitation. Topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Devices and wearables for assessing and detecting injury hazards
  • Devices and wearables for assessing and monitoring rehabilitation progress
  • Advancement and minimization of devices and wearables
  • Hybrid sensors for monitoring muscle activity and movement
  • Sensor application on tele-rehabilitation and prosthesis
  • Novel robotics approach for assessing clinical outcome measures
  • Smartphone applications related to rehabilitation

    Guest Editors

    Dr. Kam-Ming Mok, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Dr. Daniel T.P. Fong, Loughborough University, UK
    Dr. Matthias Felix Gilgien, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway

      Submission Deadline

      October 31, 2022

        Submission Instructions

        Please select "Special Issue: Devices and Wearables for Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation" 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.

        Functional Electrical Stimulation of Peroneal Muscles on Balance in Healthy Females

        Zoe A. Bamber, Wei Sun, Rhea S. Menon, Patrick C. Wheeler, Ian D. Swain, Daniel T. P. Fong

        Cyborg and Bionic Systems, vol. 2021, Article ID 9801097, 8 pages, 2021

        Application of Interactive Video Games as Rehabilitation Tools to Improve Postural Control and Risk of Falls in Prefrail Older Adults

        Hammad S. Alhasan, Patrick C. Wheeler, Daniel T. P. Fong

        Cyborg and Bionic Systems, vol. 2021, Article ID 9841342, 11 pages, 2021.