Coronavirus, COVID-19

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Business of Engineering June 22, 2020

Four lessons to take from working at home to improve the workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things for people who worked at home, but there are some valuable lessons to take from this unique experience that can make the work environment a better one.

By Ken Crabiel and Michelle Rotherham
Northwestern researchers have developed a device that monitors early signs, disease progression and response to treatment to COVID-19. Courtesy: Northwestern University
Sensors, Vision June 21, 2020

Wearable COVID-19 sensor receives research grant

A Northwestern research team received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue developing a novel wearable device and set of algorithms specifically tailored to catch early signs and monitor progression of COVID-19.

By Amanda Morris
A project to develop smart faces masks to assess proper fit and monitor health has received an NSF RAPID grant. Courtesy: Northwestern University
PPE June 18, 2020

Smart COVID-19 PPE mask project receives research grant

Northwestern Engineering researchers received a $200,000 grant from the NSF to develop smart personal protective equipment (PPE) masks embedded with battery-free sensors to assess health for the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Amanda Morris
The U.S. gets close to a trillion dollars of products annually from Asian countries, and most are shipped by sea, which requires a four-to-six-week lead time. Here, containers are stacked at a Georgia Ports Authority facility in Savannah. Courtesy: Stephen B. Morton/Georgia Institute of Technology
Business of Engineering June 17, 2020

Four challenges and four recommendations for manufacturing in the COVID-19 pandemic

As the economy grows after the COVID-19 pandemic slowdown, manufacturers face challenges and opportunities including industrial disaster recovery, manufacturing supply chains, manufacturer staffing, transparency, and manufacturing investments.

By Jerry Grillo
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Workforce Development June 15, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles June 8-14, 2020

Articles about workplace distancing due to COVID-19, the 2020 career and salary, industrial controllers, IIoT, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 8-14, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
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Cybersecurity June 13, 2020

Phishing heads COVID-19 themed attacks

COVID-19 cyber attacks are on the rise according to researchers, and they are getting very sneaky in their methods.

By Gregory Hale
Courtesy: Control Engineering 2020 Cybersecurity Research Report
Cybersecurity June 13, 2020

Cybersecurity requires asset updates

Age of existing assets are the greatest cybersecurity risk factor, 67% in 2020 Control Engineering research, up from 46% in 2016. This is of particular concern with remote operations increasing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and manufacturing starting up again.

By Mark T. Hoske
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Safety June 10, 2020

Workplace distancing simulation and management: Facilities, manufacturing, offices

To lower risk to COVID-19 exposure, use digital twin design and simulation software, wireless tags and receivers and asset tracking software help manage employee risks and enable workplace productivity. See nine questions manufacturers and facility owners need to ask about COVID-19.

By Siemens Industry, Inc.
Courtesy: Keagan Gay, CFE Media and Technology
Electrical, Power June 10, 2020

COVID-19 member survey report released

The Electronic Components Industry Association's (ECIA) issued the latest report based on bi-weekly surveys of members’ response to COVID-19.

By Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)
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Safety June 10, 2020

Learning from food supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing the vulnerability of our food supply chain to disruptions. While there are no major shortages (yet), supply chains are still facing challenges.

By Niranjan Kulkarni