COVID-19

RADxSM Tech: A New Paradigm for MedTech Development Overview of This Special Section

Author(s): Steven Schachter, John A. Parrish
RADxSM Tech: A New Paradigm for MedTech Development Overview of This Special Section 2000 582 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

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,…

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Reducing COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by Applying Blockchain in Vaccination Rollout Management

Author(s): Jorge Medina, Roberto Cessa-Rojas, Vatcharapan Umpaichitra
Reducing COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by Applying Blockchain in Vaccination Rollout Management 150 150 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

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.…

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Integrating County-Level Socioeconomic Data for COVID-19 Forecasting in the United States

Author(s): Michael C. Lucic, Hakim Ghazzai, Carlo Lipizzi, Yehia Massoud
Integrating County-Level Socioeconomic Data for COVID-19 Forecasting in the United States 150 150 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

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…

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A Particle-Based COVID-19 Simulator with Contact Tracing and Testing

Author(s): Askat Kuzdeuov, Aknur Karabay, Daulet Baimukashev, Bauyrzhan Ibragimov, Huseyin Atakan Varol
A Particle-Based COVID-19 Simulator with Contact Tracing and Testing 150 150 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

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…

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Interaction-Temporal GCN: A hybrid deep framework for Covid-19 pandemic analysis

Author(s): Zehua Yu, Xianwei Zheng, Zhulun Yang, Bowen Lu, Xutao Li, Maxian Fu
Interaction-Temporal GCN: A hybrid deep framework for Covid-19 pandemic analysis 150 150 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

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,…

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Detecting Regions At Risk for Spreading COVID-19 Using Existing Cellular Wireless Network Functionalities

Author(s): Edwin K. P. Chong, Alaa A. R. Alsaeedy
Detecting Regions At Risk for Spreading COVID-19 Using Existing Cellular Wireless Network Functionalities 150 150 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

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…

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COVID-19 Antibody Test/Vaccination Certification: There’s an App for That

Author(s): Marc Eisenstadt, Manoharan Ramachandran, Niaz Chowdhury, Allan Third, John Domingue
COVID-19 Antibody Test/Vaccination Certification: There’s an App for That 1312 730 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

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…

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A Framework for Biomarkers of COVID-19 Based on Coordination of Speech-Production Subsystems

Author(s): Thomas Quatieri, Tanya Talkar, Jeffrey Palmer
A Framework for Biomarkers of COVID-19 Based on Coordination of Speech-Production Subsystems 200 200 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

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…

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Plasmin cascade mediates thrombotic events in SARS-CoV-2 infection via complement and platelet-activating systems

Author(s): Kavitha Mukund, Kalai Mathee, Shankar Subramaniam
Plasmin cascade mediates thrombotic events in SARS-CoV-2 infection via complement and platelet-activating systems 1250 676 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

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…

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