Advanced Technologies for Health Improvement

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2024 | Viewed by 144

Special Issue Editors

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Center for Translational Health and Medical Biotechnology Research (TBIO)/Health Research Network (RISE-Health), ESS, Polytechnic of Porto, R. Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 400, 4200-072 Porto, Portugal
Interests: human factors and ergonomics; cognitive ergonomics; occupational health and safety; occupational hygiene; human-centered design industry; impact of digitalization and emerging technologies on health; work-related musculoskeletal disorders; fatigue and burnout

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1. Porto Biomechanics Laboratory, University of Porto, 4200-450 Porto, Portugal
2. Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Interests: 3D reconstruction; computer vision; image processing; musculoskeletal disorders; mechanics; ergonomics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Technology has advanced rapidly over the past few decades, mostly due to the development of information technology (IT). Multiple intelligent devices such as wearable sensors, fitness trackers, heart rate monitors, sleep monitors, and smartphone apps have been designed to monitor people's health status. In the case of industries, the contribution of technology to health is related to the protection of workers against risks and to improvements in work practices, communications about occupational exposure, and medical assistance in the case of accidents.

Thus, in this Special Issue on “Advanced Technologies for Health Improvement”, we are seeking articles (original research, reviews, and study protocols) indicating new trends, innovation, and novel approaches related to the following topics:

  • Advanced technologies available to improve healthcare performance.
  • New and developing medical devices.
  • User-oriented issues in healthcare and medical device design.
  • Technological solutions to monitor workers’ health and safety.
  • Suitable wearable technology for ergonomic assessments.
  • Ergonomic design and usability of wearable devices.
  • Trust and acceptance of new technologies.

Prof. Dr. Joana Santos
Dr. Mário Augusto Pires Vaz
Guest Editors

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  • technology
  • health
  • wearables
  • medical devices
  • real-time measurement
  • safety
  • ergonomics
  • user experience
  • usability

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