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Intl. J. of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
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Intl. J. of Chinese Culture and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Circuits and Architecture Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Cloud Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Intl. J. of Cognitive Biometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Cognitive Performance Support     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Collaborative Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Collaborative Enterprise     Hybrid Journal  
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Intl. J. of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.262, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Competitiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Complexity in Applied Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Complexity in Leadership and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Intl. J. of Computational Biology and Drug Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.272, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Computational Complexity and Intelligent Algorithms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Computational Economics and Econometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Intl. J. of Computational Intelligence Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.159, h-index: 6)
Intl. J. of Computational Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.34, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Computational Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Computational Vision and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.123, h-index: 4)
Intl. J. of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.112, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Computer Applications in Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.309, h-index: 20)
Intl. J. of Computers in Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Computing Science and Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.385, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.217, h-index: 16)
Intl. J. of Convergence Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Corporate Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Creative Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Critical Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Critical Computer-Based Systems     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.22, h-index: 6)
Intl. J. of Critical Infrastructures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.277, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.381, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Data Mining and Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.289, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Data Mining, Modelling and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.152, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Decision Support Systems     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Design Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Intl. J. of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Diplomacy and Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.173, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Earthquake and Impact Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.228, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Economics and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Economics and Business Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Education Economics and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.193, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.234, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Electronic Banking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Electronic Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Customer Relationship Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.192, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Electronic Democracy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.2, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.383, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Electronic Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.195, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Electronic Marketing and Retailing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.148, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.221, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Embedded Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.252, h-index: 9)
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Intl. J. of Energy Technology and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.131, h-index: 11)
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Intl. J. of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.192, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Enterprise Network Management     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.118, h-index: 6)
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Intl. J. of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.238, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurship and Small Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.294, h-index: 16)
Intl. J. of Environment and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.147, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Environment and Pollution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.241, h-index: 35)
Intl. J. of Environment and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.142, h-index: 14)
Intl. J. of Environment and Waste Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.142, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Environment, Workplace and Employment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Environmental Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Environmental Policy and Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Environmental Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.13, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Exergy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.667, h-index: 20)
Intl. J. of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Export Marketing     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Financial Engineering and Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Financial Innovation in Banking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Financial Markets and Derivatives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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Intl. J. of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Intl. J. of Forensic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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Intl. J. of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.101, h-index: 7)
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Intl. J. of Gender Studies in Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Global Energy Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.18, h-index: 19)
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Intl. J. of Global Warming     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.431, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Globalisation and Small Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.293, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Granular Computing, Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Green Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.148, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Grid and Utility Computing     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.235, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Happiness and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Healthcare Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.155, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Heavy Vehicle Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.154, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of High Performance Computing and Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.362, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of High Performance Systems Architecture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.301, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Higher Education and Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Hospitality and Event Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Human Factors and Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Intl. J. of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Intl. J. of Human Resources Development and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.148, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Intl. J. of Hydrology Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.181, h-index: 3)
Intl. J. of Image Mining     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Immunological Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Journal Cover International Journal of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics
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   ISSN (Print) 1757-6792 - ISSN (Online) 1757-6806
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  • Online analogue steady state visually evoked potential brain computer
           interface for lower limb rehabilitation
    • Authors: Xing Song, Andrew J. McDaid, Sheng Q. Xie
      Pages: 107 - 118
      Abstract: Steady state visual evoked potentials (SSVEP) are less vulnerable to noise than other kinds of electroencephalography (EEG) signals and have therefore recently become popular in brain computer interface (BCI) applications. This paper firstly demonstrates an online asynchronous analogue (variable level) SSVEP-based BCI for lower limb rehabilitation in which the movement of robotic exoskeleton is continuously controlled by the user's intent. Such patient participation has proved to be one of the most important factors for rehabilitating the neural system after injury or stroke. Three new and different training protocols are developed specially for rehabilitation exercise and tested with the proposed adjacent narrow band-pass filter (ANBF) method. Results with six participants are presented with accuracy to within a knee angle of 1° after simple training. For the ANBF method with 0.3 Hz filter spans, the overall average recognition accuracy is 95.98% ± 4.15% and the overall average net latency is 2.84 ± 0.61 seconds. For the ANBF method with 0.1 Hz filter spans, the overall average recognition accuracy is 98.91% ± 1.50% and the overall average net latency is 4.29% ± 0.50% seconds. This gives much promise to future development of brain controlled rehabilitation devices.
      Keywords: steady state visual evoked potential; SSVEP; brain computer interface; analogue BCI; asynchronous BCI; adjacent narrow band-pass filter; ANBF; rehabilitation robotics; biomechatronics; lower limb rehabilitation; robotic exoskeleton; patient participation
      Citation: International Journal of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics, Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015) pp. 107 - 118
      PubDate: 2016-09-27T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJBBR.2015.079320
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
       
  • Towards active walking from compass gait: stability and hip torque
           requirement for level ground walking
    • Authors: Oishee Mazumder, Ananda Sankar Kundu, Ritwik Chattaraj, Prasanna K. Lenka, Subhasis Bhaumik
      Pages: 119 - 128
      Abstract: The aim of this paper is to develop a stable biped model for level ground walking with anthropomorphic parameters. Two models for level ground walking has been simulated and studied, one with active hip joint and the other with ankle impulse. Proposed model is derived from compass gait model with additional torque only at hip joint. Level ground walking has been simulated to find torque requirement and relation between applied torque and angular variation of stance and swing leg. Stability analysis to find disturbance rejection range has also been found. Proposed model serves as a transition from passive walking to energy efficient anthropomorphic walking. Initial stability analysis and model behaviour shows satisfactory results. This concept can be modified towards complete anthropomorphic biped walking by applying minimum possible torque at knee and ankle joint along with hip and also for developing energy efficient active exoskeleton.
      Keywords: anthropomorphic walking; compass gait; eigenvalue; hip actuation; limit cycle; gait stability; level ground walking; biped models; modelling; simulation; ankle impulse; torque; angular variation; disturbance rejection range; stability analysis; biped walking; knee j
      Citation: International Journal of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics, Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015) pp. 119 - 128
      PubDate: 2016-09-27T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJBBR.2015.079327
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
       
  • A biomechanical model for the evaluation by electrogoniometry of
           spatio-temporal parameters during walking
    • Authors: Elvira Maranesi, Francesco Di Nardo, Giacomo G. Ghetti, Laura Burattini, Sandro Fioretti
      Pages: 129 - 137
      Abstract: The aim of the study is to propose a new methodology to assess step length, duration and speed, using only two 1-degree-of-freedom electrogoniometers, positioned on hip and knee joints. To this purpose, a novel model was introduced, which represents the lower limb modelled as two rigid segments (thigh and shank). Model validation was performed comparing the results with those automatically achieved from two classic gait analysis systems (a 6-camera stereophotogrammetric system and GAITRite), during walking at three different speeds (natural, fast and slow). The absence of significant differences among parameter values estimated by the three systems indicates a strong reliability of the model. Thus, the study candidates this electrogoniometer-based model as a reliable and not expensive tool for an easy and flexible assessment of spatio-temporal gait parameters in normal subjects, and propose it as a valid alternative to traditional methods using foot switches, ground reaction forces, IMU or stereo-photogrammetric systems.
      Keywords: gait analysis; spatio-temporal gait parameters; electrogoniometry; biomechanical modelling; locomotion; kinematics; step length; step duration; speed; biped walking; lower limb models
      Citation: International Journal of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics, Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015) pp. 129 - 137
      PubDate: 2016-09-27T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJBBR.2015.079328
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
       
  • Advancements in functional electrical stimulator technology
    • Authors: Shilpi Mathur, Manvinder Kaur, Dinesh Bhatia, Suresh Verma
      Pages: 138 - 144
      Abstract: One of the most exciting recent advances in the neuroprosthetics field has been the application of biosignals in the design of functional electrical stimulation (FES) devices. This review discusses the different approaches in the field of functional electrical stimulation (FES) enabling control of human gait and address fundamental perquisites to enable FES walking systems to become safer, more practical, comfortable and therefore, clinically efficacious. In many forms of disability in humans due to paralysis, it appears possible to regain some measure of functional control of movement through direct electrical stimulation of paralysed muscles. This review provides a comprehensive overview of the advancements in clinical uses of functional electrical stimulation functional and therapeutic applications in subjects with spinal cord injury or stroke. Perspectives on future developments and clinical applications of FES are also presented herewith in this paper.
      Keywords: functional electrical stimulator; FES walking systems; gait analysis; paraplegia; biopotential; stepping; spinal cord injury; SCI; strokes; electromyography; EMG signals; rehabilitation; electrical stimulation; biomechanics; neuroprosthetics; biosignals; paraplegics
      Citation: International Journal of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics, Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015) pp. 138 - 144
      PubDate: 2016-09-27T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJBBR.2015.079330
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
       
  • Design and control of 3-DOF needle positioner for MRI-guided laser
           ablation of liver tumours
    • Authors: Enrico Franco, Marco Aurisicchio, Mike Ristic
      Pages: 145 - 158
      Abstract: This article presents the design and control of a pneumatic needle positioner for laser ablation of liver tumours under guidance by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The prototype was developed to provide accurate point-to-point remote positioning of a needle guide inside an MR scanner with the aim of evaluating the potential advantages over the manual procedure. In order to minimise alterations to the MR environment, the system employs plastic pneumatic actuators and 9 m long supply lines connecting with the control hardware located outside the magnet room. An improved sliding mode control (SMC) scheme was designed for the position control of the device. Wireless micro-coil fiducials are used for automatic registration in the reference frame of the MR scanner. The MRI-compatibility and the accuracy of the prototype are demonstrated with experiments in the MR scanner.
      Keywords: medical robotics; pneumatic systems; magnetic resonance imaging; MRI; sliding mode control; SMC; needle positioner design; 3-DOF needle positioner; MRI-guided laser ablation; liver tumours; pneumatic needle positioner; point-to-point remote posi
      Citation: International Journal of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics, Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015) pp. 145 - 158
      PubDate: 2016-09-27T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJBBR.2015.079373
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
       
  • Assessment of the surface electromyographic activity of thigh muscles in
           males and females
    • Authors: Francesco Di Nardo, Alessandro Mengarelli, Elvira Maranesi, Laura Burattini, Sandro Fioretti
      Pages: 159 - 168
      Abstract: Surface electromyographic (sEMG) signal is commonly used as input information to control robotic systems. sEMG signals vary from person to person; gender is a factor influencing this variation. The aim of the study is to detect gender-related differences in sEMG activity of main three thigh muscles (rectus femoris, RF, biceps femoris, BF and vastus lateralis, VL) during walking at comfortable speed and cadence. Statistical analysis of sEMG signals, performed in seven male (M-group) and seven female (F-group) adults, showed clear gender-related differences in VL behaviour and no relevant differences in the behaviour of RF and BF. F-group, indeed, adopts a walking modality with a higher number of VL activations during gait cycle, compared to M-group. This suggests a female propensity for a more complex VL recruitment, during walking. This novel information suggests considering separate approaches for males and females, in providing electromyographic signals as input information to control robotic systems.
      Keywords: surface EMG; sEMG; electromyography; thigh muscles; rectus femoris; biceps femoris; vastus lateralis; statistical gait analysis; gender differences; EMG-driven control; muscle activity; males; females; biped walking; robotic exoskeleton; powered orthosis; robot
      Citation: International Journal of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics, Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015) pp. 159 - 168
      PubDate: 2016-09-27T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJBBR.2015.079329
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
       
 
 
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