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The fetal electrocardiogram (fECG) monitoring yields important information about the fetus condition during pregnancy and it consists in collecting electrical signals by some sensors on the body of the mother. The Independent Component Analysis (ICA) has been widely exploited to isolate the fECG, while wavelet transform has been used as post-processing(More)
Artifacts are disturbances that may occur during signal acquisition and may affect their processing. The aim of this paper is to propose a technique for automatically detecting artifacts from the electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings. In particular, a technique based on both Independent Component Analysis (ICA) to extract artifactual signals and on(More)
Epileptic seizures are thought to be generated and to evolve through an underlying anomaly of synchronization in the activity of groups of neuronal populations. The related dynamic scenario of state transitions is revealed by detecting changes in the dynamical properties of Electroencephalography (EEG) signals. The recruitment procedure ending with the(More)
—The goal of this work is to improve the efficiency and the reliability of the automatic artifact rejection, in particular from the Electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings. Artifact rejection is a key topic in signal processing. The artifacts are unwelcome signals that may occur during the signal acquisition and that may alter the analysis of the signals(More)
OBJECTIVE We used permutation entropy (PE) to disclose abnormalities of cerebral activity in patients with typical absences (TAs). METHODS We evaluated 24 EEG of TA patients and 40 EEG of healthy subjects. PE was estimated channel by channel, with electrodes being divided into high-PE cluster (high randomness), low-PE cluster (low randomness), and neutral(More)
—Artifact rejection plays a key role in many signal processing applications. The artifacts are disturbance that can occur during the signal acquisition and that can alter the analysis of the signals themselves. Our aim is to automatically remove the artifacts, in particular from the Electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings. A technique for the automatic(More)
Epileptic seizures have been considered sudden and unpredictable events for centuries. A seizure seems to occur when a massive group of neurons in the cerebral cortex begins to discharge in a highly organized rhythmic pattern, then it develops according to some poorly described dynamics. As proved by the results reported by different research groups,(More)