Chuang-Chien Chiu

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This research is aimed at building a computerized tongue examination system (CTES) based on computerized image analysis for the purpose of quantizing the tongue properties in traditional Chinese medical diagnosis. The chromatic algorithm is developed to identify the colors of the tongue and the thickness of its coating. The textural algorithm is used to(More)
The main purpose of this study is to present a novel personal authentication approach that uses the electrocardiogram (ECG) signal. Because the ECG signal varies from person to person, it can be used as a new biometric for individual verification. The discrete wavelet transform was applied for extracting features. These wavelet coefficients derived from(More)
Time domain cross-correlation analysis of pre-filtered mean arterial blood pressure (MABP) and mean cerebral blood flow velocity (MCBFV) was applied to assess the cerebral autoregulation (CA). Beat-to-beat time series of spontaneous arterial blood pressure and cerebral blood flow velocity were obtained from 13 young normal volunteers with the Finapres(More)
The goal of this work is to propose novel acoustic parameters of voice for the purpose of providing a quantitative analysis of auscultation in traditional Chinese medical diagnosis. There is rare amount of available literature related to this topic. Four novel acoustic parameters, the average number of zero-crossings, the variations in local peaks and(More)
Cerebral autoregulation (CA) was assessed by chaotic analysis based on mean arterial blood pressure (MABP) and mean cerebral blood flow velocity (MCBFV) in 19 diabetics with autonomic neuropathy (AN) and 11 age-matched normal subjects. MABP in diabetics dropped significantly in response to tilting (91.6 +/- 14.9 vs. 74.1 +/- 13.4 mmHg, P < 0.05). Valsalva(More)
In traditional Chinese tongue diagnosis, inspection of the sublingual veins has been developed as a new diagnostic examination method especially for determining blood stasis. The main purpose of this research is to develop a computerized inspection system, used to quantitatively extract the chromatic and geometrical properties of sublingual veins. A method(More)
A self-organizing classification system for the arterial pressure pulse based on the ART2 (adaptive resonance theory) network was developed. The system consists of a preprocessor and an ART2 recognition network. The preprocessor removes the arterial pressure pulse servo component signals from Finapres, detects the systolic pressure points and divides the(More)