Biomedical Engineering Applications for People with Disabilities and the Elderly in the COVID 19 Pandemic and Beyond Book

Biomedical Engineering Applications for People with Disabilities and the Elderly in the COVID 19 Pandemic and Beyond

  • Author : Valentina Emilia Balas
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2022-06-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323851909

Biomedical Engineering Applications for People with Disabilities and the Elderly in the COVID 19 Pandemic and Beyond Excerpt :

Biomedical Engineering Applications for People with Disabilities and the Elderly in the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond presents biomedical engineering applications used to manage people’s disabilities and care for the elderly to improve their quality of life and extend life expectancy. This edited book covers all aspects of assistive technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT), telemedicine, e-Health, m-Health, smart sensors, robotics, devices for rehabilitation, and "serious" games. This book will prove useful for bioengineers, computer science undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, practitioners, biomedical engineering students, healthcare workers, and medical doctors. This volume introduces recent advances in biomaterials, sensors, cellular engineering, biomedical devices, nanotechnology, and biomechanics applied in caring for the elderly and people with disabilities. The unique focus of this book is on the needs of this user base during emergency and disaster situations. The content includes risk reduction, emergency planning, response, disaster recovery, and needs assessment. This book offers readers multiple perspectives on a wide range of topics from a variety of disciplines. This book answers two key questions: What challenges will the elderly and people with disabilities face during a pandemic? How can new (or emerging) advances in biomedical engineering help with these challenges? Includes coverage of smart protective care tools, disinfectants, sterilization equipment and equipment for rapid and accurate COVID-19 diagnosis Focuses on the limitations and challenges faced by the elderly and people with disabilities in pandemic situations, such as limitations on leaving their homes and having caregivers and family visit their homes. How can technology help? Discusses tools, platforms and techniques for managing patients with COVID-19

National Strategy for the COVID 19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness Book

National Strategy for the COVID 19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness

  • Author : Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-05-18
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781510767614

National Strategy for the COVID 19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness Excerpt :

The ultimate guide for anyone wondering how President Joe Biden will respond to the COVID-19 pandemic—all his plans, goals, and executive orders in response to the coronavirus crisis. Shortly after being inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden and his administration released this 200 page guide detailing his plans to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness breaks down seven crucial goals of President Joe Biden's administration with regards to the coronavirus pandemic: 1. Restore trust with the American people. 2. Mount a safe, effective, and comprehensive vaccination campaign. 3. Mitigate spread through expanding masking, testing, data, treatments, health care workforce, and clear public health standards. 4. Immediately expand emergency relief and exercise the Defense Production Act. 5. Safely reopen schools, businesses, and travel while protecting workers. 6. Protect those most at risk and advance equity, including across racial, ethnic and rural/urban lines. 7. Restore U.S. leadership globally and build better preparedness for future threats. Each of these goals are explained and detailed in the book, with evidence about the current circumstances and how we got here, as well as plans and concrete steps to achieve each goal. Also included is the full text of the many Executive Orders that will be issued by President Biden to achieve each of these goals. The National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness is required reading for anyone interested in or concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on American society.

Lessons from COVID 19 Book

Lessons from COVID 19

  • Author : Arturas Kaklauskas
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2022-06-18
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323999441

Lessons from COVID 19 Excerpt :

Lessons from COVID-19: Impact on Healthcare Systems and Technology uncovers the impact that COVID-19 has made on healthcare and technology industries. State-of-the-art case studies, empirical research, and new trends in technology-mediated solution are discussed to help inform and guide readers in understanding the effects that the COVID-19 outbreak has had across healthcare and technology industries. The book discusses challenges to identify vaccines, changes in legislation on clinical trials and re-purposing of licensed drugs, effects on primary healthcare, best practices adopted by different countries to control the pandemic, and different effects on patients within diverse age groups and comorbidities. In addition, the book covers technology-mediated solutions and infrastructures applied, digital transformations, modeling techniques, statistical projections, and the benefits and use of cloud computing and artificial intelligence. This is a valuable resource for healthcare professionals, medical doctors, researchers and graduate students from both biomedical and technological fields who are interested in learning more about the use of new technologies to fight a pandemic. Discusses the effects of COVID-19 on healthcare and technology Presents case studies and state-of-the-art research and technologies to help readers effectively understand the effects of COVID-19 Empowers researchers to work on effective hypothesis to test the disruptions and changes that have occurred as a result of COVID-19 Bridges practical and theoretical gaps in terms of lessons learned during COVID-19 in the healthcare and technology sectors

Vulnerable Book


  • Author : Colleen M. Flood
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN 10 : 9780776636436

Vulnerable Excerpt :

The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease known as COVID-19, has infected people in 212 countries so far and on every continent except Antarctica. Vast changes to our home lives, social interactions, government functioning and relations between countries have swept the world in a few months and are difficult to hold in one’s mind at one time. That is why a collaborative effort such as this edited, multidisciplinary collection is needed. This book confronts the vulnerabilities and interconnectedness made visible by the pandemic and its consequences, along with the legal, ethical and policy responses. These include vulnerabilities for people who have been harmed or will be harmed by the virus directly and those harmed by measures taken to slow its relentless march; vulnerabilities exposed in our institutions, governance and legal structures; and vulnerabilities in other countries and at the global level where persistent injustices harm us all. Hopefully, COVID-19 will forces us to deeply reflect on how we govern and our policy priorities; to focus preparedness, precaution, and recovery to include all, not just some. Published in English with some chapters in French.

Engineering for Sustainable Development Book

Engineering for Sustainable Development

  • Author : International Centre for Engineering Education
  • Publisher : UNESCO Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN 10 : 9789231004377

Engineering for Sustainable Development Excerpt :

Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults Book

Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults

  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2020-05-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309671033

Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults Excerpt :

Social isolation and loneliness are serious yet underappreciated public health risks that affect a significant portion of the older adult population. Approximately one-quarter of community-dwelling Americans aged 65 and older are considered to be socially isolated, and a significant proportion of adults in the United States report feeling lonely. People who are 50 years of age or older are more likely to experience many of the risk factors that can cause or exacerbate social isolation or loneliness, such as living alone, the loss of family or friends, chronic illness, and sensory impairments. Over a life course, social isolation and loneliness may be episodic or chronic, depending upon an individual's circumstances and perceptions. A substantial body of evidence demonstrates that social isolation presents a major risk for premature mortality, comparable to other risk factors such as high blood pressure, smoking, or obesity. As older adults are particularly high-volume and high-frequency users of the health care system, there is an opportunity for health care professionals to identify, prevent, and mitigate the adverse health impacts of social isolation and loneliness in older adults. Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults summarizes the evidence base and explores how social isolation and loneliness affect health and quality of life in adults aged 50 and older, particularly among low income, underserved, and vulnerable populations. This report makes recommendations specifically for clinical settings of health care to identify those who suffer the resultant negative health impacts of social isolation and loneliness and target interventions to improve their social conditions. Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults considers clinical tools and methodologies, better education and training for the health care workforce, and dissemination and implementation that will be important for translating research into practice, especially as the evidence base for

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Book

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

  • Author : Adam Bohr
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-21
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128184394

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Excerpt :

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare is more than a comprehensive introduction to artificial intelligence as a tool in the generation and analysis of healthcare data. The book is split into two sections where the first section describes the current healthcare challenges and the rise of AI in this arena. The ten following chapters are written by specialists in each area, covering the whole healthcare ecosystem. First, the AI applications in drug design and drug development are presented followed by its applications in the field of cancer diagnostics, treatment and medical imaging. Subsequently, the application of AI in medical devices and surgery are covered as well as remote patient monitoring. Finally, the book dives into the topics of security, privacy, information sharing, health insurances and legal aspects of AI in healthcare. Highlights different data techniques in healthcare data analysis, including machine learning and data mining Illustrates different applications and challenges across the design, implementation and management of intelligent systems and healthcare data networks Includes applications and case studies across all areas of AI in healthcare data

Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care Book

Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care

  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-30
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309493437

Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care Excerpt :

Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation's Health was released in September 2019, before the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic in March 2020. Improving social conditions remains critical to improving health outcomes, and integrating social care into health care delivery is more relevant than ever in the context of the pandemic and increased strains placed on the U.S. health care system. The report and its related products ultimately aim to help improve health and health equity, during COVID-19 and beyond. The consistent and compelling evidence on how social determinants shape health has led to a growing recognition throughout the health care sector that improving health and health equity is likely to depend â€" at least in part â€" on mitigating adverse social determinants. This recognition has been bolstered by a shift in the health care sector towards value-based payment, which incentivizes improved health outcomes for persons and populations rather than service delivery alone. The combined result of these changes has been a growing emphasis on health care systems addressing patients' social risk factors and social needs with the aim of improving health outcomes. This may involve health care systems linking individual patients with government and community social services, but important questions need to be answered about when and how health care systems should integrate social care into their practices and what kinds of infrastructure are required to facilitate such activities. Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation's Health examines the potential for integrating services addressing social needs and the social determinants of health into the delivery of health care to achieve better health outcomes. This report assesses approaches to social care integration currently being taken by health care providers and systems, and

Engineering Book


  • Author : Unesco
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9789231041563

Engineering Excerpt :

This report reviews engineering's importance to human, economic, social and cultural development and in addressing the UN Millennium Development Goals. Engineering tends to be viewed as a national issue, but engineering knowledge, companies, conferences and journals, all demonstrate that it is as international as science. The report reviews the role of engineering in development, and covers issues including poverty reduction, sustainable development, climate change mitigation and adaptation. It presents the various fields of engineering around the world and is intended to identify issues and challenges facing engineering, promote better understanding of engineering and its role, and highlight ways of making engineering more attractive to young people, especially women.--Publisher's description.

Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies for Fighting COVID 19 Pandemic  Innovative Approaches Book

Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies for Fighting COVID 19 Pandemic Innovative Approaches

  • Author : Aboul Ella Hassanien
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-03-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030633073

Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies for Fighting COVID 19 Pandemic Innovative Approaches Excerpt :

This book is one of the first books that deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 pandemic has affected countries all over the world and has made a significant impact on daily life and healthcare facilities and treatment systems. The book covers the main recent emerging technologies that are related to the COVID-19 crisis. The technologies that are included in this book play a significant role in tackling COVID-19 in the future. The scope of this book is to cover all advanced emerging technologies and artificial intelligence techniques to fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Bioengineering and Biomedical Signal and Image Processing Book

Bioengineering and Biomedical Signal and Image Processing

  • Author : Ignacio Rojas
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-10-08
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 517
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030881634

Bioengineering and Biomedical Signal and Image Processing Excerpt :

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Bioengineering and Biomedical Signal and Image Processing, BIOMESIP 2021, held in Meloneras, Gran Canaria, Spain, in July 2021. The 41 full and 5 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 121 submissions. The papers are grouped in topical issues on biomedical applications in molecular, structural, and functional imaging; biomedical computing; biomedical signal measurement, acquisition and processing; computerized medical imaging and graphics; disease control and diagnosis; neuroimaging; pattern recognition and machine learning for biosignal data; personalized medicine; and COVID-19.

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Capability in Age and Ageing Book

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Capability in Age and Ageing

  • Author : Hanna Falk Erhag
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-01-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030780630

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Capability in Age and Ageing Excerpt :

This open access book provides insight on how to interpret capability in ageing – one’s individual ability to perform actions in order to reach goals one has reason to value – from a multidisciplinary approach. With for the first time in history there being more people in the world aged 60 years and over than there are children below the age of 5, the book describes this demographic trends as well as the large global challenges and important societal implications this will have such as a worldwide increase in the number of persons affected with dementia, and in the ratio of retired persons to those still in the labor market. Through contributions from many different research areas, it discussed how capability depends on interactions between the individual (e.g. health, genetics, personality, intellectual capacity), environment (e.g. family, friends, home, work place), and society (e.g. political decisions, ageism, historical period). The final chapter summarizes the differences and similarities in these contributions. As such this book provides an interesting read for students, teachers and researchers at different levels and from different fields interested in capability and multidisciplinary research.

Business Ethics Book

Business Ethics

  • Author : Stephen M. Byars
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-09-24
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1947172565

Business Ethics Excerpt :

World Report on Ageing and Health Book

World Report on Ageing and Health

  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Release Date : 2015-10-22
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9789241565042

World Report on Ageing and Health Excerpt :

The WHO World report on ageing and health is not for the book shelf it is a living breathing testament to all older people who have fought for their voice to be heard at all levels of government across disciplines and sectors. - Mr Bjarne Hastrup President International Federation on Ageing and CEO DaneAge This report outlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. This will require a transformation of health systems away from disease based curative models and towards the provision of older-person-centred and integrated care. It will require the development sometimes from nothing of comprehensive systems of long term care. It will require a coordinated response from many other sectors and multiple levels of government. And it will need to draw on better ways of measuring and monitoring the health and functioning of older populations. These actions are likely to be a sound investment in society's future. A future that gives older people the freedom to live lives that previous generations might never have imagined. The World report on ageing and health responds to these challenges by recommending equally profound changes in the way health policies for ageing populations are formulated and services are provided. As the foundation for its recommendations the report looks at what the latest evidence has to say about the ageing process noting that many common perceptions and assumptions about older people are based on outdated stereotypes. The report's recommendations are anchored in the evidence comprehensive and forward-looking yet eminently practical. Throughout examples of experiences from different countries are used to illustrate how specific problems can be addressed through innovation solutions. Topics explored range from strategies to deliver comprehensive and person-centred services to older populations to policies that enable older people to live in comfort and safety to ways to correct the problems a

Health Data in the Information Age Book

Health Data in the Information Age

  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1994-01-01
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309049955

Health Data in the Information Age Excerpt :

Regional health care databases are being established around the country with the goal of providing timely and useful information to policymakers, physicians, and patients. But their emergence is raising important and sometimes controversial questions about the collection, quality, and appropriate use of health care data. Based on experience with databases now in operation and in development, Health Data in the Information Age provides a clear set of guidelines and principles for exploiting the potential benefits of aggregated health data--without jeopardizing confidentiality. A panel of experts identifies characteristics of emerging health database organizations (HDOs). The committee explores how HDOs can maintain the quality of their data, what policies and practices they should adopt, how they can prepare for linkages with computer-based patient records, and how diverse groups from researchers to health care administrators might use aggregated data. Health Data in the Information Age offers frank analysis and guidelines that will be invaluable to anyone interested in the operation of health care databases.