IEEE Open Journal of
Engineering in Medicine and Biology

The IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology covers the development and application of engineering concepts and methods to biology, medicine and health sciences to provide effective solutions to biological, medical and healthcare problems.
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Paolo Bonato, Ph.D.
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Paolo Bonato, Ph.D., serves as Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston MA. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, an Associate Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences. He has held Adjunct Faculty positions at MIT, the University of Ireland Galway, and the University of Melbourne. His research work is focused on the development of rehabilitation technologies with special emphasis on wearable technology and robotics. Dr. Bonato served as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal on NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, which is now ranked #4 by impact factor out 132 journals with focus on rehabilitation technology assessed... Read more

Paolo Bonato, Ph.D., serves as Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston MA. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, an Associate Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences. He has held Adjunct Faculty positions at MIT, the University of Ireland Galway, and the University of Melbourne. His research work is focused on the development of rehabilitation technologies with special emphasis on wearable technology and robotics. Dr. Bonato served as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal on NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, which is now ranked #4 by impact factor out 132 journals with focus on rehabilitation technology assessed by Thomson Reuters. He serves as a Member of the Advisory Board of the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics and as Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine. Dr. Bonato served as an Elected Member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) AdCom (2007-2010) and as IEEE EMBS Vice President for Publications (2013-2016). He also served as President of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (2008-2010). He received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy in 1989 and the Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from Universita` di Roma “La Sapienza” in 1995.

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IEEE Open Journal of

Engineering in Medicine and Biology

2020
VOLUME 1
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Critical COVID-19 Research from our Fast-Track
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
Face Coverings, Aerosol Dispersion and Mitigation of Virus Transmission Risk
The SARS-CoV-2 virus is primarily transmitted through virus-laden fluid particles ejected from the mouth of infected people. Face covers can mitigate the risk of virus transmission but their outward effectiveness is not fully ascertained. Objective: by using a background oriented... Read more
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Alveolar Tissue Fibers and Surfactant Effects on Lung Mechanics – Model Development and Validation on ARDS and IPF Patients
Goal: Alveolar compliance is a main determinant of lung airflow. The compliance of the alveoli is a function of their tissue fiber elasticity, fiber volume, and surface tension. The compliance varies during respiration because of the nonlinear nature of fiber... Read more
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A Pervasive Respiratory Monitoring Sensor for COVID-19 Pandemic
Goal: The SARS-CoV-2 viral infection could cause severe acute respiratory syndrome disturbing the regular breathing and leading to continuous coughing. Automatic respiration monitoring systems could provide the necessary metrics and warnings for timely intervention, especially for those with mild symptoms.... Read more
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The COSMIC Bubble Helmet: A non-invasive positive pressure ventilation system for COVID-19
The Cosmic Bubble Helmet is a modified helmet non-invasive pressure ventilator that is an alternative to invasive ventilation. With a flexible neck seal and transparent hood, the device is effective in minimizing viral aerosolization risk and is designed for the... Read more
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COVID-19 Artificial Intelligence Diagnosis using only Cough Recordings
Abstract: Goal: We hypothesized that COVID-19 subjects, especially including asymptomatics, could be accurately discriminated only from a forced-cough cell phone recording using Artificial Intelligence. To train our MIT Open Voice model we built a data collection pipeline of COVID-19 cough recordings... Read more
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SARS-CoV-2 Detection from Voice
Abstract: Automated voice-based detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) could facilitate the screening for COVID19. A dataset of cellular phone recordings from 88 subjects was recently collected. The dataset included vocal utterances, speech and coughs that were self-recorded... Read more
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Magnetic Microdevices for MRI Measurement of SARS-CoV-2 Concentration
Goal: To develop a micron-scale device that can operate as an MRI-based reporter for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus. Methods: Iron rod microdevices were constructed via template-guided synthesis and suspended in phosphate buffered saline (PBS). Heat-inactivated SARS-CoV-2 viruses were added... Read more
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Fractional-order SEIQRDP Model for Simulating the Dynamics of COVID-19 Epidemic
Goal: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a contagious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus, initially identified in the mainland of China, late December 2019. COVID-19 has been confirmed as a higher infectious disease that can spread quickly in a community... Read more
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Plasmin cascade mediates thrombotic events in SARS-CoV-2 infection via complement and platelet-activating systems
Recently emerged beta-coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has resulted in the current pandemic designated COVID-19. COVID-19 manifests as severe illness exhibiting systemic inflammatory response syndrome, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), thrombotic events, and shock, exacerbated further by co-morbidities and age. Recent clinical evidence... Read more
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Predictive modeling of Covid-19 data in the US: Adaptive phase-space approach
There are currently intensified efforts by the scientific community world-wide to analyze the dynamics of the Covid-19 pandemic in order to predict key epidemiological effects and assist the proper planning for its clinical management, as well as guide sociopolitical decision-making... 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