Garry Higgins

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Compression of biosignals is an important means of conserving power in wireless body area networks and ambulatory monitoring systems. In contrast to lossless compression techniques, lossy compression algorithms can achieve higher compression ratios and hence, higher power savings, at the expense of some degradation of the reconstructed signal. In this(More)
This paper examines the effects of compression on electroencephalogram (EEG) signals, in the context of automated detection of epileptic seizures. Specifically, it examines the use of lossy compression on EEG signals in order to reduce the amount of data which has to be transmitted or stored, while having as little impact as possible on the information in(More)
This paper outlines a scheme for compressing EEG signals based on the JPEG2000 image compression algorithm. Such a scheme could be used to compress signals in an ambulatory system, where low-power operation is important to conserve battery life; therefore, a high compression ratio is desirable to reduce the amount of data that needs to be transmitted. The(More)
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the compression of electroencephalographic (EEG) signals for telemedical and ambulatory EEG applications. Data compression is an important factor in these applications as a means of reducing the amount of data required for transmission. Allowing for a carefully controlled level of loss in the compression(More)
Over the past ten years, Ultra Wideband (UWB) Radar has been widely investigated as a biomedical imaging modality, used to detect early-stage breast cancer and to continuously monitor vital signs using both wearable and contactless devices. The advantages of the technology in terms of low-power requirements and non-ionising radiation are well recognised,(More)
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