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Domenico Prattichizzo <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 27 Jul 2018 18:41:52 +0200
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Dear colleagues and friends,

it is our pleasure to announce the opening of the call for paper for the
"Special Issue on Wearable and Hand-held Haptics”, to be published on the
IEEE Transactions on Haptics.

We would like to invite you to submit a paper to this Special Issue.

Please visit the following link for details, and share with your colleagues:

Special Issue on Wearable and Hand-held Haptics

This special issue addresses the challenges posed by the design,
implementation, and application of wearable and hand-held haptic
interfaces, whether they are designed to apply haptic stimuli to their user
(e.g., wearable fingertip devices) or to sense them (e.g., smart clothes,
haptic skin).

Over the past decade wearable haptic devices have attracted a lot of
interest in the fields of robotics, human-robot interaction,
rehabilitation, industrial training, immersive systems, virtual and
augmented reality. The main reason for this growth of interest is the need
for interfaces capable of simplifying and enhancing the way we interact
with the increasing complexity and richness of physical and digital worlds.
Indeed, the wearability and portability of these interfaces are crucial
factors in increasing the impact of haptic technologies when compared to
grounded devices. In addition, wearable and hand-held haptic devices enable
novel forms of communication and cooperation between humans and robots and
novel forms of interaction with virtual and real environments.

The scope of this special issue includes wearable and hand-held haptic
devices, their design and implementation challenges, as well as their
implications for haptics, robotics, and immersive VR and AR applications.
This issue will therefore consider wearable tactile devices, wearable
sensors, lightweight exoskeletons, hand-held devices, smart garments,
electronic skins, and their applications in the fields of haptics,
robotics, human-machine interfaces, immersive VR/AR systems,
rehabilitation, and medicine.

Topics of Interest

· The design and implementation of wearable and hand-held haptic
interfaces, their working principles and performance.
· Haptic rendering and interaction techniques to address the intrinsic
limitations of wearable and hand-held systems (e.g., under-actuation,
limited sensing capabilities).
· Sensory information processing and sensorimotor control strategies,
including physiological and neuroscience investigations.
· Applications in the fields of haptics, robotics, teleoperation
human-robot interaction, human-machine interfaces, immersive systems,
training, rehabilitation, medicine, and neuroscience.


Visit to
view formatting requirements, and submit your paper at When uploading your paper please
select the appropriate special issue title under the category “Manuscript


October 1, 2018 Deadline for paper submissions
December 1, 2018 First decisions to authors
February 1, 2019 Second decisions to authors
April 1, 2019 Final publication materials due from authors
June 1, 2019 Special issue

Guest Editors:

Hiroyuki Kajimoto, University of Electro-Communications Tokyo, Japan
Miguel Otaduy, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) Madrid, Spain
Claudio Pacchierotti, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Rennes, France
Domenico Prattichizzo, University of Siena, Italy

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