Authors: Yui-yip Lau, Yuk Ming Tang, Leung Wai Keung Alan

Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Specialized Logistics in Healthcare

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ISBN: 978-981-5196-00-9 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5179-99-6 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023
DOI: 10.2174/97898151799961230101


Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Specialized Logistics in Healthcare aims to enrich knowledge and expertise in the field of advanced technologies and specialized logistics within the healthcare industry. A key feature of the book is the focus on mitigating the effects of epidemics such as COVID-19.

The book offers a comprehensive understanding of these topics across nine chapters. The initial chapters, 1 and 2, meticulously delve into the state-of-the-art advancements in healthcare research. This section focuses on advances in immersive technologies (such as VR and AR), and internet of Things for digital healthcare services.

Chapters 3 and 4 cover specialized logistics, providing an in-depth exploration of funeral logistics and vaccine supply chains, respectively. The next chapter provides case-studies on community level anti-epidemic measures,

Chapters 6, 7, and 8 concentrate on pertinent issues concerning the elderly population. Topics in this section include elderly care home surveys. the utilization of modern mobile applications tailored for the elderly, and a comprehensive narrative review of mobile technology from the perspective of the elderly.

Lastly, Chapter 9 culminates the exploration by addressing the adoption of macro business simulation in healthcare products. Leveraging illustrative examples such as hand sanitizers, this chapter offers valuable insights into healthcare product adoption.

In essence, this book serves as a resource for policymakers, researchers, students, and industrial practitioners. References and summaries make this an indispensable guide for those seeking to navigate and comprehend the ever-evolving healthcare and supply chain industry.


Policymakers in healthcare; researchers in healthcare and technology; students in healthcare and technology studies; industrial practitioners in business logistics, healthcare and digital transformation.


This book focuses on the innovations brought to the healthcare sector by virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and specialized logistics. The book chapters discuss how emerging technologies can advance healthcare research, improve the management of patient records, facilitate human remains logistics, development of innovative applications for vulnerable population groups, and improve health monitoring of different patient groups. Furthermore, several book chapters discuss how new-generation technologies can be used to overcome some of the major challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic ( e.g., the design of resilient supply chains in the wake of frequent pandemics, anti-pandemic measures to prevent the virus spread across the communities, how to provide a safer environment in the senior citizen homes under the pandemic conditions, micro-business simulation models for healthcare products). We expect that this book will provide a fresh outlook on the latest technologies in the healthcare sector and how they can be effectively used in different settings. Findings, examples, and recommendations presented in the chapters will be helpful to the community and a wide range of stakeholders in the healthcare sector.

Maxim A. Dulebenets
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Florida A&M University-Florida
State University (FAMU-FSU)
College of Engineering
Tallahassee, FL 32310