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16.07.2018 | Review Paper

A review: survey on automatic infant cry analysis and classification

Automatic infant cry classification is one of the crucial studies under biomedical engineering scope, adopting the medical and engineering techniques for the classification of diverse physical and physiological conditions of the infants by their …

05.07.2018 | Case Report

The role of continuing education in improving the quality of chest radiography images based on experiences in three Asian countries

This article summarises our experiences in improving the quality of chest radiography (CXR) images in resource-constrained settings in Asia. CXR is the most commonly used examination for initial diagnosis of pulmonary diseases, including …

29.06.2018 | Original Paper

A peer-to-peer telecare system using smart watches and wireless biosensors

A system architecture for peer-to-peer communications on smart watches

Wristwatch-type information devices, so-called smart watches, are excellent for telecare services because they are normally close to users and can continuously sense user activities. However, as they are still immature devices compared to …

24.06.2018 | Review Paper Open Access

Digital technologies for social inclusion of individuals with disabilities

Information technology can be an important facilitator of social inclusion for people with disabilities into society. However, the goals specified in this area by organizations such as the European Commission have not yet been achieved in their …

23.06.2018 | Original Paper

A sustainability evaluation of a biomedical technician training program in Honduras

Engineering World Health (EWH) developed and executed a unique model to train biomedical technicians (BMET) in Rwanda, Honduras, and Cambodia. This model significantly decreased out-of-service equipment, one to two years after the training’s …

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The journal constitutes an information platform connecting medical technology and informatics with the needs of care, health care professionals and patients. Thus, medical physicists and biomedical/clinical engineers are encouraged to write articles not only for their colleagues, but directed to all other groups of readers as well, and vice versa. By its nature, the journal presents and discusses hot subjects including but not limited to patient safety, patient empowerment, disease surveillance and management, e-health and issues concerning data security, privacy, reliability and management, data mining and knowledge exchange as well as health prevention. The journal also addresses the medical, financial, social, educational and safety aspects of health technologies as well as health technology assessment and management, including issues such security, efficacy, cost in comparison to the benefit, as well as social, legal and ethical implications. This journal is a communicative source for the health work force (physicians, nurses, medical physicists, clinical engineers, biomedical engineers, hospital engineers, etc.), the ministries of health, hospital management, self-employed doctors, health care providers and regulatory agencies, the medical technology industry, patients' associations, universities (biomedical and clinical engineering, medical physics, medical informatics, biology, medicine and public health as well as health economics programs), research institutes and professional, scientific and technical organizations. Health and Technology is jointly published by Springer and the IUPESM (International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine) in cooperation with the World Health Organization.

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