Mikko Pänkäälä

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Both respiratory and cardiac motions reduce the quality and consistency of medical imaging specifically in nuclear medicine imaging. Motion artifacts can be eliminated by gating the image acquisition based on the respiratory phase and cardiac contractions throughout the medical imaging procedure. Electrocardiography (ECG), 3-axis accelerometer, and(More)
In this paper, we present a Spiking Neural Network (SNN) architecture that incorporates Integrate-and-fire (IF) type neurons and floating-gate transistors (FGTs) to store the synaptic weights. Compactness of the network has been the major target throughout the design. We believe that a CrossNet architecture lends itself very well to satisfy this goal. The(More)
The pumping action of the heart is performed by contraction of the myocardium fibers. We present a non-invasive technique named gyrocardiography (GCG) that comprises a sensor of angular motion, gyroscope, configured to obtain three-dimensional angular velocity signals. A tri-axial micro electromechanical (MEMS) gyroscope sensor was attached to the surface(More)
Heart rate variability (HRV), the variation in the beat-to-beat heart rate, is a key indicator of the cardiovascular condition of an individual. The purpose of this study was to cross-validate the beat-by-beat time variations in seismocardiography (SCG) with electrocardiography (ECG) for determining ultra-short term HRV indices. Twenty healthy young(More)
The vibrations produced by the cardiovascular system that are coupled to the precordium can be noninvasively detected using accelerometers. This technique is called seismocardiography. Although clinical applications have been proposed for seismocardiography, the physiology underlying the signal is still not clear. The relationship of seismocardiograms of on(More)