IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology

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RADxSM Tech: A New Paradigm for MedTech Development Overview of This Special Section
The papers in this special section focuses on the major interrelated components of Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADxSM) Tech, a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded program launched on April 29, 2020 to accelerate development, validation, and commercialization of innovative point-of-care... Read more
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Reducing COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by Applying Blockchain in Vaccination Rollout Management
Because a fast vaccination rollout against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is critical to restore daily life and avoid virus mutations, it is tempting to have a relaxed vaccination-administration management system. However, a rigorous management system can support the enforcement of... Read more
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Integrating County-Level Socioeconomic Data for COVID-19 Forecasting in the United States
The United States (US) is currently one of the countries hardest-hit by the novel SARS-CoV-19 virus. One key difficulty in managing the outbreak at the national level is that due to the US’ diversity, geographic spread, and economic inequality, the... Read more
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Automated Diagnosis of COVID-19 using Deep Features and Parameter Free BAT Optimization
Background: Timely and precise identification of COVID-19 is an arduous task owing to the scarcity and inefficiency of the medical test kits. This has resulted in medical professionals turning towards Computed Tomography (CT) scans. Efforts are being made to design... Read more
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A Particle-Based COVID-19 Simulator with Contact Tracing and Testing
Goal: The COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as the most severe public health crisis in over a century. As of January 2021, there are more than 100 million cases and 2.1 million deaths. For informed decision making, reliable statistical data and... Read more
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Interaction-Temporal GCN: A hybrid deep framework for Covid-19 pandemic analysis
The Covid-19 pandemic is still spreading around the world and seriously imperils humankind’s health. This swift spread has caused the public to panic and look to scientists for answers. Fortunately, these scientists already have a wealth of datathe Covid-19 reports... Read more
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Rapid Screening of Physiological Changes Associated with COVID-19 Using Soft-Wearables and Structured Activities: A Pilot Study
Objective: Controlling the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic largely depends on scaling up the testing infrastructure for identifying infected individuals. Consumer-grade wearables may present a solution to detect the presence of infections in the population, but the current paradigm requires... Read more
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Detecting Regions At Risk for Spreading COVID-19 Using Existing Cellular Wireless Network Functionalities
Goal: The purpose of this article is to introduce a new strategy to identify areas with high human density and mobility, which are at risk for spreading COVID-19. Crowded regions with actively moving people (called at-risk regions) are susceptible to... Read more
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COVID-19 Antibody Test/Vaccination Certification: There’s an App for That
Goal: As the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2019/2020 unfolds, a COVID-19 `Immunity Passport’ has been mooted as a way to enable individuals to return back to work. While the quality of antibody testing, the availability of vaccines, and the likelihood of... Read more
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A Framework for Biomarkers of COVID-19 Based on Coordination of Speech-Production Subsystems
Goal: We propose a speech modeling and signal-processing framework to detect and track COVID-19 through asymptomatic and symptomatic stages. Methods: The approach is based on complexity of neuromotor coordination across speech subsystems involved in respiration, phonation and articulation, motivated by... Read more