Geert Morren

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BACKGROUND Neurally mediated syncope (NMS) is a common disorder that is triggered by orthostatic stress. The circulatory adjustments to orthostatic stress occur just prior to a sudden loss of consciousness. NMS prediction would protect patients from falls or accidents. METHODS AND RESULTS Based on simultaneously recorded heart rate (HR) and pulse wave(More)
There is an unmet need for cuff-less blood pressure (BP) monitoring especially, in personal healthcare applications. The pulse arrival time (PAT) approach might offer a suitable solution to enable comfortable BP monitoring even at beat-level. However, the methodology is based on hemodynamic surrogate measures, which are sensitive to patient activities such(More)
Brain activity is associated with physiological changes, which alter the optical properties of tissue. These changes can be detected by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). Aim of the study was to determine changes in cerebral oxygenation in response to stimulation in the visual cortex in newborn infants during spontaneous sleep in the first days of life. We(More)
No normal values of tissue oxygenation index (TOI) of the brain are known regarding premature born infants. We measured TOI, a measure for the cerebral hemoglobin oxygen saturation, on the head of 15 preterm infants with a median postmenstrual age of 28 weeks (interquartile range (IQR) between 26-29 weeks) with spatially resolved spectroscopy (NIRO 300,(More)
Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) technology is often proposed as a way to tackle the increasing cost of healthcare caused by population aging. However, the sensing technology for continuous respiratory monitoring at home is lacking. Known approaches of respiratory monitoring are based on measuring either respiratory effect, e.g. tracheal sound recording by a(More)
The permeability of textile reinforcements is a crucial input for the simulation of the impregnation stage of a composite material fabrication process. In this paper, we present a fast and accurate simulation method for the permeability of a textile reinforcement, based on a finite difference discretisation of the Stokes equations. Results for single layer,(More)
Effects of GSM 900MHz signals (EMF) typical for a handheld mobile phone on the cerebral blood circulation were investigated using near-infrared spectrophotometry (NIRS) in a three armed (12W/kg, 1.2W/kg, sham), double blind, randomized crossover trial in 16 healthy volunteers. During exposure we observed borderline significant short term responses of(More)
Detrended fluctuation analysis (DFA), a fractal analysis method which is widely used in heart rate variability (HRV) studies, is used to analyze the scaling behaviour of RR interval series of preterm neonates. The average scaling behaviour, calculated using 30000 RR intervals (3 - 4 hours), is characterized by a scaling exponent of 1.4 ± 0.1 at small(More)