Applied Bionics and Biomechanics

Applied Bionics and Biomechanics

impact factor 2012 0.483
ISSN print
ISSN online
11; 4 issues
Last issue (11:1,2) online on 21 July 2014
Next issue
11:3 scheduled for October 2014
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Biochemistry, Molecular, Cell, Engineering, Medicine & Health
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Applied Bionics and Biomechanics is an international, peer reviewed journal of advanced technological developments based on the science of biological systems. The Journal is aimed at researchers and practitioners in the fields of biomechanics, bioengineering and synthetic biological systems, biomedical engineering, biomimetics, cybernetics and robotics; developers, manufacturers and distributors of applied bionic technology products; and public policy planners and administrators in the areas of technology and health.

While artificial body parts and related devices (both implantable and extracorporeal) are a strong focus, other applications of synthetic bionic systems also fall within the scope of the journal, particularly those that are medically-oriented. Issues of public policy relating to developments in bionics, as well as basic research underlying this emerging science, are within the Journal's scope, provided basic research is accompanied by well-reasoned extrapolation and discussion of potential practical implications for advancing bionics technologies.

Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- biomechanics, bioengineering, biomedical engineering and related areas of research at the molecular, cellular and organ tissue levels with a well-identified link to practical applications
- extracorporeal technologies that directly or indirectly affect biological function
- implantable, attachable or wearable technologies
- augmented reality and augmented perception
- bio-robotics and humanoid robotics
- biomimetics
- diagnostic technologies based on biological systems
- public policy considerations for development of bionics technologies
- economic and cost issues
- societal and individual acceptance, and quality of life implications
- ethical matters

These and other topics will be addressed through a variety of approaches, including:
- original research reports (full papers and short communications)
- invited reviews
- opinion pieces
- perspective commentaries

All published research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by independent expert referees.


René V. Mayorga
Faculty of Engineering, University of Regina
S4S 0A2 Regina

Regional Editors

Philippe Gorce
Université de Sud Toulon

Kozaburo Hayashi
Kobe University


Editorial Board
André Aubert, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Sangeeta Bhatia, University of California at San Diego, USA
Alicia Casals, Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
Laurance Cheze, Université Claude Bernard, France
Dudley Childress, Northwestern University, USA
Graeme Clark, University of Melbourne, Australia
Paolo Dario, Scuola Superiore Sant Anna, Italy
Danilo De Rossi, Universita di Pisa, Italy
Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University, Japan
Eugenio Guglielmelli, Università Campus Bio-Medico, Italy
Dov Jaron, Drexel University, USA
Cecilia Laschi, Superiore Sant'Anna Piazza Martiri della Liberta', Italy
Gerald E. Loeb, University of Southern California, USA
Barbara Mazzolai, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Carlo Menon, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Byoung G. Min, Seoul National University, Korea
Joseph Mizrahi, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
José Negrete-Martinez, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
Mark Pearcy, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Dominique Pioletti, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
José L. Pons, IAI-CSIC, Spain
Alok R. Ray, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Robert Riener, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Clinton T. Rubin, State University of New York, USA
Amar Sahay, Harvard Medical School, USA
Giulio Sandini, University of Genova, Italy
Tim Smithers, Fatronik, Spain
Fong-Chin Su, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Carme Torras, Institut de Robotica I Informatica Industrial, Spain
Kevin Warwick, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Martin L. Yarmush, Rutgers University, USA



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