Jari Viik

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There is a lack of noninvasive pulmonary function measurement techniques suitable for continuous long-term measurement of tidal breathing in mobile subjects, although tidal breathing analysis has been shown to contain information that relates to the level airway obstruction. This paper is the first to assess the suitability of impedance pneumography (IP)(More)
Cardiac safety pharmacology requires in-vitro testing of all drug candidates before clinical trials in order to ensure they are screened for cardio-toxic effects which may result in severe arrhythmias. Micro-electrode arrays (MEA) serve as a complement to current in-vitro methods for drug safety testing. However, MEA recordings produce huge volumes of data(More)
New miniaturized portable electrocardiogram (ECG) measuring devices may require small interelectrode distance. However, finding a suitable location for a tiny measurement device may prove tedious, as reducing interelectrode distance reduces signal strength. The objective of the study was to define the optimal location for a very closely located (5 cm)(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the Finnish Cardiovascular Study (FINCAVAS) is to construct a risk profile--using genetic, haemodynamic and electrocardiographic (ECG) markers--of individuals at high risk of cardiovascular diseases, events and deaths. METHODS AND DESIGN All patients scheduled for an exercise stress test at Tampere University Hospital and willing(More)
The non-linear inverse relationship between RR-intervals and heart rate (HR) contributes significantly to the heart rate variability (HRV) parameters and their performance in mortality prediction. To determine the level of influence HR exerts over HRV parameters' prognostic power, we studied the predictive performance for different HR levels by applying(More)
The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of posture in the sitting and supine positions on ballistocardiography (BCG) measurements by using EMFi (electromechanical film) sensors. The experiment, measuring the subject's electrocardiography (ECG), BCG and carotid pulse (CP) signal, was repeated in the sitting and different horizontal positions.(More)
Independent component analysis (ICA) of measured signals yields the independent sources, given certain fulfilled requirements. Properly parameterized signals may provide a better view to the considered system aspects, while reducing the amount of data. It is little acknowledged that appropriately parameterized signals may be subjected to ICA, yielding(More)
OBJECTIVE If the body fails to acclimatize at high altitude, acute mountain sickness (AMS) may result. For the early detection of AMS, changes in cardiac autonomic function measured by heart rate variability (HRV) may be more sensitive than clinical symptoms alone. The purpose of this study was to ascertain if the changes in HRV during ascent are related to(More)
Using an activity tracker for measuring activity-related parameters, e.g. steps and energy expenditure (EE), can be very helpful in assisting a person's fitness improvement. Unlike the measuring of number of steps, an accurate EE estimation requires additional personal information as well as accurate velocity of movement, which is hard to achieve due to(More)