Ainara Garde

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In this paper, we address the modality integration issue on the example of a smart room environment aiming at enabling person identification by combining acoustic features and 2D face images. First we introduce the monomodal audio and video identification techniques and then we present the use of combined input speech and face images for person(More)
1 Multimodal person recognition systems normally use short-term spectral features as voice information. In this paper prosodic information is added to a system based on face and voice spectrum features. By using two fusion techniques, support vector machines and matcher weighting, different fusion strategies based on the fusion of monomodal scores in(More)
Heart Rate Variability (HRV), the variation of time intervals between heartbeats, is an indirect and noninvasive method for monitoring the autonomic activities that control heart rate. Traditionally, HRV is measured from the electrocardiogram. In this study, we estimated HRV from the photoplethysmogram (PPG), called pulse rate variability (PRV) and(More)
The photoplethysmogram (PPG) obtained from pulse oximetry measures local variations of blood volume in tissues, reflecting the peripheral pulse modulated by heart activity, respiration and other physiological effects. We propose an algorithm based on the correntropy spectral density (CSD) as a novel way to estimate respiratory rate (RR) and heart rate (HR)(More)
The measurement of regularity in the oxygen saturation (SpO(2)) signal has been suggested for use in identifying subjects with sleep disordered breathing (SDB). Previous work has shown that children with SDB have lower SpO(2) regularity than subjects without SDB (NonSDB). Regularity was measured using non-linear methods like approximate entropy (ApEn),(More)
Classification algorithms with unbalanced datasets tend to produce high predictive accuracy over the majority class, but poor predictive accuracy over the minority class. This problem is very common in biomedical data mining. This paper introduces a Support Vector Machine (SVM)-based optimized feature selection method, to select the most relevant features(More)
A correntropy-based technique is proposed for the characterization and classification of respiratory flow signals in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients with periodic or nonperiodic breathing (PB or nPB, respectively) and healthy subjects. The correntropy is a recently introduced, generalized correlation measure whose properties lend themselves to the(More)
Breathing pattern as periodic breathing (PB) in chronic heart failure (CHF) is associated with poor prognosis and high mortality risk. This work investigates the significance of a number of time domain parameters for characterizing respiratory flow cycle morphology in patients with CHF. Thus, our primary goal is to detect PB pattern and identify patients at(More)
Physical inactivity is increasing among children globally and has been directly linked to the growing problems of overweight and obesity. We aim to assess the impact of a new mobile exergame, MobileKids Monster Manor (MKMM), in a school-based setting. MKMM, developed with input from youth to enhance physical activity, is wirelessly connected to an(More)
We present a study evaluating two respiratory rate estimation algorithms using videos obtained from placing a finger on the camera lens of a mobile phone. The two algorithms, based on Smart Fusion and empirical mode decomposition (EMD), consist of previously developed signal processing methods to detect features and extract respiratory induced variations in(More)