Necmettin Sezgin

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We developed a new method for estimation of vigilance level by using both EEG and EMG signals recorded during transition from wakefulness to sleep. Previous studies used only EEG signals for estimating the vigilance levels. In this study, it was aimed to estimate vigilance level by using both EEG and EMG signals for increasing the accuracy of the estimation(More)
The analysis and classification of electromyography (EMG) signals are very important in order to detect some symptoms of diseases, prosthetic arm/leg control, and so on. In this study, an EMG signal was analyzed using bispectrum, which belongs to a family of higher-order spectra. An EMG signal is the electrical potential difference of muscle cells. The EMG(More)
Detection and classification of sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) is a critical problem. In this study an efficient method for classification sleep apnea through sub-band energy of abdominal effort using a particularly designed hybrid classifier as Wavelets + Neural Network is proposed. The Abdominal respiration signals were separated into spectral sub-band energy(More)
Analysis and classification of sleep stages is essential in sleep research. In this particular study, an alternative system which estimates sleep stages of human being through a multi-layer neural network (NN) that simultaneously employs EEG, EMG and EOG. The data were recorded through polisomnography device for 7 h for each subject. These collective(More)
In this paper it is aimed to classify sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) by using discrete wavelet transforms (DWT) and an artificial neural network (ANN). The abdominal and thoracic respiration signals are separated into spectral components by using multi-resolution DWT. Then the energy of these spectral components are applied to the inputs of the ANN. The neural(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a situation where repeatedly upper airway stops off while the respiratory effort continues during sleep at least for 10 s. Apart from polysomnography, many researchers have concentrated on exploring alternative methods for OSAS detection. However, not much work has been done on using non-Gaussian and nonlinear(More)
Binary (Binomial) Logistic Regression is a statistical model that can be used for classification. Concerning the targeted outcome, if the variance of observations is higher than the variance of expectations, because of overdispersion the success rate of the method in classification goes down. This overdispersion is thought as arising from the unobserved(More)
Butterflies are classified first according to their outer morphological qualities. It is required to analyze their genital characters when classification according to their outer morphological qualities is not possible. The genital characters of butterflies can be obtained using various chemical substances and methods; however, these processes can only be(More)
Depending on the complex interconnection of billions of neurons forming cortical network excitation times and the emergence of action potentials or spike trains becomes complex and irregular. The effect of various parameters such as synaptic connections, conductivity and voltage dependent channels on the output of the network has become of research issues.(More)