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

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

1st Edition - June 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Valentina Emilia Balas, Oana Geman
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323851749

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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?

Key Features

  • 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


Biomedical engineers, computer engineers, roboticists, occupational and physiotherapists, rehabilitation engineers, and healthcare providers. Researchers in medical devices and students in engineering.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Physical activities for the elderly in a pandemic context during a relaxation of restrictions
    2. Intelligent remote system for assessing a subject’s health during sleep
    3. An exhaustive study on recent developments in the voltammetric sensors for the b-blocker propranolol hydrochloride
    4. Cloud-IoMT-based wearable body sensors network for monitoring elderly patients during the
    COVID-19 pandemic
    5. Indoor physical activities for the elderly during the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic
    6. Animated line, bar, and bubble plots for better COVID case analysis: Using R programming
    7. Applications of physical activity before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in elderly people
    8. Recovery activities for the locomotor system during the COVID-19 pandemic
    9. The emerging association between boredom, COVID-19 anxiety, and aggressiveness in imposed prolonged social isolation
    10. COVID-19 research: Open data resources and challenges
    11. Comprehending COVID-19 as a contact network
    12. Coronavirus: Diagnosis, detection, and analysis
    13. Artificial intelligence: A boon for COVID-19 disease management
    14. Radiotherapy for pelvic malignancies in a COVID-19 pandemic scenario: Focus on rectal and cervical cancers
    15. A warehouse of information, COVID HUB: Data handling made simple!
    16. Publisher software application for braille devices
    17. Challenges caused by the pandemic for the recovery program of cervical disc herniation
    18. Strength training program for postmenopausal women with osteoporosis
    19. The role of vitamin D and physical activity on osteopenia and osteoporosis
    20. Osteoporosis: Evaluation and complications
    21. Sedentarism―A predominant factor in difficult post-COVID-19 recovery
    22. Improving the body’s immunity against SARS-CoV-2 through exercise
    23. Respiratory dispositive with intelligent shape-memory alloy wires to help artificial ventilation during sleep for SARS-CoV patients
    24. Smart sensing and actuators for people with hand motion impairment: Assessment and support
    25. Inner and outer conflicts born during the COVID-19 lockdown: A thematic analysis perspective
    26. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on psychomotric components in chess games for children aged 8-10
    27. Impact of physical activities on overweight people during the COVID-19 pandemic
    28. Vulnerabilities and new critical security challenges of the Internet of Things (IoT)
    29. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the physical and mental health of the elderly
    30. A smart virtual vision system for health monitoring

Product details

  • No. of pages: 382
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: June 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323851749

About the Editors

Valentina Emilia Balas

Valentina Emilia Balas
Valentina Emilia Balas is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Automatics and Applied Software at the Faculty of Engineering, “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Romania. She holds a PhD cum Laude in Applied Electronics and Telecommunications from the Polytechnic University of Timisoara. Dr. Balas is the author of more than 350 research papers. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the 'International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms' and the 'International Journal of Computational Systems Engineering', an editorial board member for several other national and international publications, and an expert evaluator for national and international projects and PhD theses.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, Department of Automatics and Applied Software, Faculty of Engineering, "Aurel Vlaicu" University of Arad, Arad, Romania

Oana Geman

Oana Geman is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Education and Sport at the University of Suceava, Romania. She holds a PhD in Electronics and Telecommunication and a postdoc in Computer Science (2012). Over the past 5 years, she has published 6 books and more than 76 articles; her various works have been cited more than 660 times. She is a member of IEEE, has served as the chair or organizer of many international conferences, and is a reviewer for many top journals in the field.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Physical Education and Sport, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, "Ştefan cel Mare" University of Suceava, Suceava, Romania

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