International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021

This year, #IDPWD21 celebrates the challenges, barriers, and opportunities for people who live with disabilities, in the context of a global pandemic. We call on domestic and international public health officials, political representatives, advocates, supporters, and every citizen in every community, to learn from the experiences of people living with disabilities during this pandemic, and push for more meaningful investments into the socioeconomic building blocks which will reduce the barriers faced by people with disabilities in every community on earth. With carefully curated book chapters and journal articles, our IDPWD special issue is our part to fight for the rights of people with disabilities in the post-COVID era.

Elsevier, Cardiovascular Implications of Stress and Depression, Volume , 1 January 2019
Social support is one of the most reliable predictors of better health outcomes, including lower cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality. Although past research has focused on links between social support and health outcomes, much less work has explored whether social support is a mediator of the association between other psychological factors and cardiovascular disease. This chapter thus reviews the literature linking stress and depression to social support.
Elsevier, Smart Wheelchairs and Brain-computer Interfaces: Mobile Assistive Technologies, Volume , 1 January 2018
Smart Wheelchairs and Brain-Computer Interfaces: Mobile Assistive Technologies combines the fields of neuroscience, rehabilitation and robotics via contributions from experts in their field to help readers develop new mobile assistive technologies. It provides information on robotics, control algorithm design for mobile robotics systems, ultrasonic and laser sensors for measurement and trajectory planning, and is ideal for researchers in BCI.
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Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome From Physiologic Principles to Clinical Practice 2020, Pages 29-38

This book chapter advances SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG10 Reducing Inequalities by bringing to light research on OHS. Patients with OHS have significant morbidity and mortality if left untreated and early diagnosis and treatment can lead to significant improvement in patient outcomes.
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International Encyclopedia of Transportation 2021, Pages 376-383

This content advances SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG10 Reducing Inequalities by providing an overview of the shared mobility options for vulnerable groups highlighting access to essential services.
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International Encyclopedia of Transportation 2021, Pages 359-363

This content advances SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG10 Reducing Inequalities by providing an overview of the issues affecting disabled travelers in order to ensure that the design and delivery of transport systems and services take these issues into account.
Elsevier, The Lancet Healthy Longevity, Volume 2, August 2021
Background: Gender differences in life expectancy and societal roles have implications for a country's capacity to support its older population. Specifically, the longevity risk associated with longer life expectancy of women, with greater risk of morbidity entails different needs between genders in older age.
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Modern Practical Healthcare Issues in Biomedical Instrumentation 2022, Pages 105-121

This book chapter advances SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG10 Reducing Inequalities by focusing on the physically impaired who are unable to move about or carry out their day-to-day tasks independently in light of a new system with features that ensures a smooth and easy transition to a substantially improved quality of life.
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Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences (Ninth Edition) Handbooks of Aging 2021, Pages 131-149

This book chapter advances SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG 10 Reducing Inequalities by examining the research on the role of segregation, and resultant differences in childhood neighborhood quality, as fundamental causes of health disparities over the life course including illness and disability.
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Control Theory in Biomedical Engineering Applications in Physiology and Medical Robotics 2020, Pages 205-234

This book chapter advances SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG10 Reducing Inequalities by examining the research on wearable mechatronic devices for upper-limb amputees.
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Soft Robotics in Rehabilitation 2021, Pages 241-258

This book chapter advances SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG10 Reducing Inequalities by examining the research on artificial skeletal muscle for use in pediatric rehabilitation robotics

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