Health & Medical Device Literacy Topics

COVID-19 elevated the digital divide to an urgent level for many aspects of life, health and wellbeing. In addition, many members of society all over the globe faced challenges of caring for themselves and their loved ones at home. Many used telehealth and medical devices to obtain healthcare. Others could not access telehealth due to the digital divide. Our project investigates various aspects of the situation. The situation is complex and includes an evolving serious of conditions, resources, and complexities. In addition to the so far two year global pandemic COVID-19, there is a humanitarian crisis evolving in Eastern Europe. We shift our discussion to incorporate the many urgent needs emphasized by crisis. On an individual level, culture has been described as learned through language use, socialization processes, and adaptation to the environment; while the past two years and escallating situation in Eastern Europe have challenged many individuals, families, professionals, volunteers, providers, policy makers, stakeholders, governments, locally and globally. We leverage our project for Health & Medical Device Literacy to address many of the issues such as telehealth, culturally and linguistically appropriate systems, inclusion, diversity, equity, accommodation, accessibility, addressing the digital divide, interventions, humanitarian assistance, education and more for the benefit of wellbeing and improved outcomes.

Amanda Deol is leading a new IEEE Standard PAR P2998 for screen and image reader for blind.

Amanda Deol's company has created a screen reader for web sites to assist blind people. In addition, they are able to use images to find information that can be read out loud. Please see the demo of the Blood Pressure user information at:

Seminar 2 Health&MedicalDeviceLiteracy COVID-19 BloodPressure.mp4
IEEE-Summer-Camp-July-August-2022--forVideo-Health and Medical Device Literacy BP.mp4
Blood pressure - Chinese .mov
Blood pressure - Spanish .mov
blood pressure UK English.mp4
Copy of blood pressure tamil.mp4
Blood Pressure Video portuguese_comp.mp4
IEEE-Summer-Camp-Video-2-August-2022--final-Health and Medical Device Literacy BP.mp4
IEEE NJ Coast PACE SIGHT Group and STEM Video Report Slides Summary and Pictures - August 2022.mp4
IEEE SIGHT Short Health and Medical Device Literacy Report August 2022.mp4
IEEE NJ Coast PACE SIGHT ComSoc STEM Contest for Video 7 October 2022.mp4
IEEE NJ Coast PACE SIGHT Summary of People Involved 14 October 2022.mp4
Health and Medical Device Blood Pressure Instructions to help family or friend Baby Dementia or Spinal Cord Injury using Text 14 October 2022.mp4
IEEE NJ Coast PACE SIGHT Computer and Instruments Chapter Meeting-20221019 2150-1(2)_Trim.mp4