Diversity and inclusion

Diagram of wearable sensor based rehabilitation assessment steps.
Review of developments made in the field of post-stroke rehabilitation using wearable devices for data collection and machine learning algorithms for exercise evaluation.

Journal of Aging Studies, Volume 59, December 2021

This article focuses on how dance can increase the quality of life of those living with Parkinson's.
For International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021, Stacy Masucci, publisher for bioscience and translational medicine at Elsevier speaks to Richard Mankin and Kate Nash about the challenges, barriers and opportunities for people who live with disabilities in the context of the global pandemic.

Child and Adolescent Online Risk Exposure An Ecological Perspective 2021, Pages 255-281

This book chapter advances SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG 10 Reducing Inequalities by reviewing existing literature examining youth with disabilities involved in cyberbullying and/or cybervictimization.
To help create awareness and take steps towards eliminating violence against women, November 25th is designated as International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Elsevier has curated a freely available Special Collection of book chapters and journal articles related to this important theme to highlight the urgent need to end violence against women and girls.
The findings from this study support SDGs 10 and 3 by suggesting that mental and physical health impairments following COVID-19 hospitalisation are only weakly associated with the severity of the acute illness, and that other underlying mechanisms are involved. There is a potential to stratify and personalise care to reduce the burden of disease after hospitalisation.
Diagram showing the age-adjusted cumulative COVID-19 mortality between Jan 24, 2020, and Feb 28, 2021, by disability status and sex. Upper and lower lines of each colour represent the upper and lower bounds of the bootstrapped 95% CI.
This study support SDGs 10 and 3 by showing that rates of death from COVID-19 were higher for disabled people than for non-disabled people, particularly among younger disabled people, disabled women, and people with greater levels of activity limitation. These findings suggest that disabled people should be considered in the COVID-19 response, including in data analysis and implementation of protective measures.
This book chapter advances SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG10 Reducing Inequalities by focusing on educationally meaningful methods to develop programs that exploit voice recognition engines, based on cloud services, so that a smartphone device can remotely trigger typical farming actions or query the values of several critical parameters of the farm specifically for the elderly and disabled.
The concept of “Smart City (SC)” has been proposed and adopted by various city planners and policymakers as a means to enable efficient transportation systems, sustainable mixed land uses, and high-quality urban services, in an effort to improve citizens’ quality of life. However, it may unintentionally reinforce existing inequalities. In particular, without appropriate strategies that support inclusion, persons with disabilities and seniors may experience social and digital exclusion in communities.
This book chapter advances SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG10 Reducing Inequalities by focusing on resources for a disabled user, the right format, from the right publisher, delivered through the right platform to the right tools, enables efficient independent access.