Phonocardiography Signal Processing Book

Phonocardiography Signal Processing


  • Author : Abbas K. Abbas
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-05-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9783031016370

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Phonocardiography Signal Processing Excerpt :

The auscultation method is an important diagnostic indicator for hemodynamic anomalies. Heart sound classification and analysis play an important role in the auscultative diagnosis. The term phonocardiography refers to the tracing technique of heart sounds and the recording of cardiac acoustics vibration by means of a microphone-transducer. Therefore, understanding the nature and source of this signal is important to give us a tendency for developing a competent tool for further analysis and processing, in order to enhance and optimize cardiac clinical diagnostic approach. This book gives the reader an inclusive view of the main aspects in phonocardiography signal processing. Table of Contents: Introduction to Phonocardiography Signal Processing / Phonocardiography Acoustics Measurement / PCG Signal Processing Framework / Phonocardiography Wavelets Analysis / Phonocardiography Spectral Analysis / PCG Pattern Classification / Special Application of Phonocardiography / Phonocardiography Acoustic Imaging and Mapping

Wearable Sensors Book

Wearable Sensors


  • Author : Edward Sazonov
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-08-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124186668

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Wearable Sensors Excerpt :

Written by industry experts, this book aims to provide you with an understanding of how to design and work with wearable sensors. Together these insights provide the first single source of information on wearable sensors that would be a valuable addition to the library of any engineer interested in this field. Wearable Sensors covers a wide variety of topics associated with the development and application of various wearable sensors. It also provides an overview and coherent summary of many aspects of current wearable sensor technology. Both industry professionals and academic researchers will benefit from this comprehensive reference which contains the most up-to-date information on the advancement of lightweight hardware, energy harvesting, signal processing, and wireless communications and networks. Practical problems with smart fabrics, biomonitoring and health informatics are all addressed, plus end user centric design, ethical and safety issues. Provides the first comprehensive resource of all currently used wearable devices in an accessible and structured manner. Helps engineers manufacture wearable devices with information on current technologies, with a focus on end user needs and recycling requirements. Combines the expertise of professionals and academics in one practical and applied source.

Health Informatics Vision  From Data via Information to Knowledge Book

Health Informatics Vision From Data via Information to Knowledge


  • Author : J. Mantas
  • Publisher : IOS Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614999874

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Health Informatics Vision From Data via Information to Knowledge Excerpt :

The latest developments in data, informatics and technology continue to enable health professionals and informaticians to improve healthcare for the benefit of patients everywhere. This book presents full papers from ICIMTH 2019, the 17th International Conference on Informatics, Management and Technology in Healthcare, held in Athens, Greece from 5 to 7 July 2019. Of the 150 submissions received, 95 were selected for presentation at the conference following review and are included here. The conference focused on increasing and improving knowledge of healthcare applications spanning the entire spectrum from clinical and health informatics to public health informatics as applied in the healthcare domain. The field of biomedical and health informatics is examined in a very broad framework, presenting the research and application outcomes of informatics from cell to population and exploring a number of technologies such as imaging, sensors, and biomedical equipment, together with management and organizational aspects including legal and social issues. Setting research priorities in health informatics is also addressed. Providing an overview of the latest developments in health informatics, the book will be of interest to all those working in the field.

m Health Book

m Health


  • Author : Robert S. H. Istepanian
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-10-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119302902

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m Health Excerpt :

Addresses recent advances from both the clinical and technological perspectives to provide a comprehensive presentation of m-Health This book introduces the concept of m-Health, first coined by Robert S. H. Istepanian in 2003. The evolution of m-Health since then—how it was transformed from an academic concept to a global healthcare technology phenomenon—is discussed. Afterwards the authors describe in detail the basics of the three enabling scientific technological elements of m-Health (sensors, computing, and communications), and how each of these key ingredients has evolved and matured over the last decade. The book concludes with detailed discussion of the future of m-Health and presents future directions to potentially shape and transform healthcare services in the coming decades. In addition, this book: Discusses the rapid evolution of m-Health in parallel with the maturing process of its enabling technologies, from bio-wearable sensors to the wireless and mobile communication technologies from IOT to 5G systems and beyond Includes clinical examples and current studies, particularly in acute and chronic disease management, to illustrate some of the relevant medical aspects and clinical applications of m-Health Describes current m-Health ecosystems and business models Covers successful applications and deployment examples of m-Health in various global health settings, particularly in developing countries

Innovations in Bio Inspired Computing and Applications Book

Innovations in Bio Inspired Computing and Applications


  • Author : Ajith Abraham
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-02-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 866
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030962999

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Innovations in Bio Inspired Computing and Applications Excerpt :

This book highlights recent research on bio-inspired computing and its various innovative applications in information and communication technologies. It presents 80 high-quality papers from the 12th International Conference on Innovations in Bio-Inspired Computing and Applications (IBICA 2021) and 11th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT 2021), which was held online during December 16–18, 2021. As a premier conference, IBICA–WICT brings together researchers, engineers and practitioners whose work involves bio-inspired computing, computational intelligence and their applications in information security, real-world contexts, etc. Including contributions by authors from 25 countries, the book offers a valuable reference guide for all researchers, students and practitioners in the fields of Computer Science and Engineering.

Wearable Personal Monitoring Devices Present to Future Book

Wearable Personal Monitoring Devices Present to Future


  • Author : Gaetano D. Gargiulo
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-10-26
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811653247

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Wearable Personal Monitoring Devices Present to Future Excerpt :

This book discusses recent advances in wearable technologies and personal monitoring devices, covering topics such as skin contact-based wearables (electrodes), non-contact wearables, the Internet of things (IoT), and signal processing for wearable devices. Although it chiefly focuses on wearable devices and provides comprehensive descriptions of all the core principles of personal monitoring devices, the book also features a section on devices that are embedded in smart appliances/furniture, e.g. chairs, which, despite their limitations, have taken the concept of unobtrusiveness to the next level. Wearable and personal devices are the key to precision medicine, and the medical community is finally exploring the opportunities offered by long-term monitoring of physiological parameters that are collected during day-to-day life without the bias imposed by the clinical environment. Such data offers a prime view of individuals’ physical condition, as well as the efficacy of therapy and occurrence of events. Offering an in-depth analysis of the latest advances in smart and pervasive wearable devices, particularly those that are unobtrusive and invisible, and addressing topics not covered elsewhere, the book will appeal to medical practitioners and engineers alike.

Wearable Sensor Technology for Monitoring Training Load and Health in the Athletic Population Book

Wearable Sensor Technology for Monitoring Training Load and Health in the Athletic Population


  • Author : Billy Sperlich
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2020-02-13
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN 10 : 9782889634620

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Wearable Sensor Technology for Monitoring Training Load and Health in the Athletic Population Excerpt :

Several internal and external factors have been identified to estimate and control the psycho-biological stress of training in order to optimize training responses and to avoid fatigue, overtraining and other undesirable health effects of an athlete. An increasing number of lightweight sensor-based wearable technologies (“wearables”) have entered the sports technology market. Non-invasive sensor-based wearable technologies could transmit physical, physiological and biological data to computing platform and may provide through human-machine interaction (smart watch, smartphone, tablet) bio-feedback of various parameters for training load management and health. However, in theory, several wearable technologies may assist to control training load but the assessment of accuracy, reliability, validity, usability and practical relevance of new upcoming technologies for the management of training load is paramount for optimal adaptation and health.

Handbook of Large Scale Distributed Computing in Smart Healthcare Book

Handbook of Large Scale Distributed Computing in Smart Healthcare


  • Author : Samee U. Khan
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-08-07
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 635
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319582801

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Handbook of Large Scale Distributed Computing in Smart Healthcare Excerpt :

This volume offers readers various perspectives and visions for cutting-edge research in ubiquitous healthcare. The topics emphasize large-scale architectures and high performance solutions for smart healthcare, healthcare monitoring using large-scale computing techniques, Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics for healthcare, Fog Computing, mobile health, large-scale medical data mining, advanced machine learning methods for mining multidimensional sensor data, smart homes, and resource allocation methods for the BANs. The book contains high quality chapters contributed by leading international researchers working in domains, such as e-Health, pervasive and context-aware computing, cloud, grid, cluster, and big-data computing. We are optimistic that the topics included in this book will provide a multidisciplinary research platform to the researchers, practitioners, and students from biomedical engineering, health informatics, computer science, and computer engineering.

Personalized Health Systems for Cardiovascular Disease Book

Personalized Health Systems for Cardiovascular Disease


  • Author : Anna Maria Bianchi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2022-01-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128190661

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Personalized Health Systems for Cardiovascular Disease Excerpt :

Personalized Health Systems for Cardiovascular Disease is intended for researchers, developers, and designers in the field of p-health, with a specific focus on management of cardiovascular diseases. Biomedical engineers will benefit from coverage of sensors, data transmission, signal processing, data analysis, home and mobile applications, standards, and all other subject matters developed in this book in order to provide an integrated view of the different and multidisciplinary problems related to p-health systems. However, many chapters will also be interesting to physicians and other professionals who operate in the health domain. Students, MS and PhD level, mainly in technical universities, but also in medical schools, will find in this book a complete view of the manifold aspects of p-health, including technical problems related to sensors and software, to automatic evaluation and correct interpretation of the data, and also some legal and regulatory aspects. This book mainly focuses on the development of technology used by people and patients in the management of their own health. New wearable and implantable devices allow a continuous monitoring of chronic patients, with a direct involvement of clinical centers and physicians. Also, healthy people are more and more interested in keeping their own wellness under control, by adopting healthy lifestyles and identifying any early sign of risk. This is leading to personalized solutions via systems which are tailored to a specific patient/person and her/ his needs. However, many problems are still open when it comes to p-health systems. Which sensors and parameters should be used? Which software and analysis? When and how? How do you design an effective management plan for chronic pathologies such as cardiovascular diseases? What is useful feedback for the patient or for the clinician? And finally, what are the limits of this approach? What is the view of physicians? The purpose of this book is to provide, from a

Encyclopedia of E Health and Telemedicine Book

Encyclopedia of E Health and Telemedicine


  • Author : Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2016-05-04
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1145
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466699793

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Encyclopedia of E Health and Telemedicine Excerpt :

Patients and medical professionals alike are slowly growing into the digital advances that are revolutionizing the ways that medical records are maintained in addition to the delivery of healthcare services. As technology continues to advance, so do the applications of technological innovation within the healthcare sector. The Encyclopedia of E-Health and Telemedicine is an authoritative reference source featuring emerging technological developments and solutions within the field of medicine. Emphasizing critical research-based articles on digital trends, including big data, mobile applications, electronic records management, and data privacy, and how these trends are being applied within the healthcare sector, this encyclopedia is a critical addition to academic and medical libraries and meets the research needs of healthcare professionals, researchers, and medical students.

5th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering 14   18 September 2011  Budapest  Hungary Book

5th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering 14 18 September 2011 Budapest Hungary


  • Author : Ákos Jobbágy
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-02-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1446
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642235085

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5th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering 14 18 September 2011 Budapest Hungary Excerpt :

This volume presents the 5th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (EMBEC), held in Budapest, 14-18 September, 2011. The scientific discussion on the conference and in this conference proceedings include the following issues: - Signal & Image Processing - ICT - Clinical Engineering and Applications - Biomechanics and Fluid Biomechanics - Biomaterials and Tissue Repair - Innovations and Nanotechnology - Modeling and Simulation - Education and Professional

Systems Design for Remote Healthcare Book

Systems Design for Remote Healthcare


  • Author : Koushik Maharatna
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-11-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461488422

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Systems Design for Remote Healthcare Excerpt :

This book provides a multidisciplinary overview of the design and implementation of systems for remote patient monitoring and healthcare. Readers are guided step-by-step through the components of such a system and shown how they could be integrated in a coherent framework for deployment in practice. The authors explain planning from subsystem design to complete integration and deployment, given particular application constraints. Readers will benefit from descriptions of the clinical requirements underpinning the entire application scenario, physiological parameter sensing techniques, information processing approaches and overall, application dependent system integration. Each chapter ends with a discussion of practical design challenges and two case studies are included to provide practical examples and design methods for two remote healthcare systems with different needs.

Handbook of Research on Information Security in Biomedical Signal Processing Book

Handbook of Research on Information Security in Biomedical Signal Processing


  • Author : Pradhan, Chittaranjan
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2018-04-13
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522551539

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Handbook of Research on Information Security in Biomedical Signal Processing Excerpt :

Recent advancements and innovations in medical image and data processing have led to a need for robust and secure mechanisms to transfer images and signals over the internet and maintain copyright protection. The Handbook of Research on Information Security in Biomedical Signal Processing provides emerging research on security in biomedical data as well as techniques for accurate reading and further processing. While highlighting topics such as image processing, secure access, and watermarking, this publication explores advanced models and algorithms in information security in the modern healthcare system. This publication is a vital resource for academicians, medical professionals, technology developers, researchers, students, and practitioners seeking current research on intelligent techniques in medical data security.

Acoustic Sensors for Biomedical Applications Book

Acoustic Sensors for Biomedical Applications


  • Author : Nilanjan Dey
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-07-20
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 55
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319922256

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Acoustic Sensors for Biomedical Applications Excerpt :

In this book, application-related studies for acoustic biomedical sensors are covered in depth. The book features an array of different biomedical signals, including acoustic biomedical signals as well as the thermal biomedical signals, magnetic biomedical signals, and optical biomedical signals to support healthcare. It employs signal processing approaches, such as filtering, Fourier transform, spectral estimation, and wavelet transform. The book presents applications of acoustic biomedical sensors and bio-signal processing for prediction, detection, and monitoring of some diseases from the phonocardiogram (PCG) signal analysis. Several challenges and future perspectives related to the acoustic sensors applications are highlighted. This book supports the engineers, researchers, designers, and physicians in several interdisciplinary domains that support healthcare.

Mobile Health Book

Mobile Health


  • Author : James M. Rehg
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-07-12
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 542
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319513942

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Mobile Health Excerpt :

This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to mHealth technology and is accessible to technology-oriented researchers and practitioners with backgrounds in computer science, engineering, statistics, and applied mathematics. The contributing authors include leading researchers and practitioners in the mHealth field. The book offers an in-depth exploration of the three key elements of mHealth technology: the development of on-body sensors that can identify key health-related behaviors (sensors to markers), the use of analytic methods to predict current and future states of health and disease (markers to predictors), and the development of mobile interventions which can improve health outcomes (predictors to interventions). Chapters are organized into sections, with the first section devoted to mHealth applications, followed by three sections devoted to the above three key technology areas. Each chapter can be read independently, but the organization of the entire book provides a logical flow from the design of on-body sensing technology, through the analysis of time-varying sensor data, to interactions with a user which create opportunities to improve health outcomes. This volume is a valuable resource to spur the development of this growing field, and ideally suited for use as a textbook in an mHealth course.