Nils Östlund

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Intermittent disturbances are common in ECG signals recorded with smart clothing: this is mainly because of displacement of the electrodes over the skin. We evaluated a novel adaptive method for spatio-temporal filtering for heartbeat detection in noisy multi-channel ECGs including short signal interruptions in single channels. Using multi-channel database(More)
Spatial filtering of surface electromyography (EMG) signal can be used to enhance single motor unit action potentials (MUAPs). Traditional spatial filters for surface EMG do not take into consideration that some electrodes could have poor skin contact. In contrast to the traditional a priori defined filters, this study introduces an adaptive spatial(More)
A motor unit (MU) is defined as an anterior horn cell, its axon, and the muscle fibres innervated by the motor neuron. A surface electromyogram (EMG) is a superposition of many different MU action potentials (MUAPs) generated by active MUs. The objectives of this study were to introduce a new adaptive spatio-temporal filter, here called maximum kurtosis(More)
Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a promising tool in the evaluation of tumor physiology. From rapidly acquired images and a model for contrast agent pharmacokinetics, physiological parameters are derived. One pharmacokinetic model, the tissue homogeneity model, enables estimation of both blood flow and vessel permeability(More)
The paper presents a new approach for simultaneous estimation of muscle fibre conduction velocity (MFCV) and muscle fibre orientation (MFO) for motor units (MUs) in two-dimensional (2D) multichannel surface electromyography recordings. This is an important tool for detecting changes and abnormalities in muscle function and structure. In addition,(More)
The purpose of this study was to improve the maximum-frequency estimation. Three methods to estimate the maximum frequency of a bandlimited signal with additive white noise were compared. Two existing methods, the threshold-crossing method (TCM) and the hybrid method, were modified for time-frequency representations. A novel approach, the running-block(More)
Radiation therapy causes both muscle and nerve tissue damage. However, the evolution and mechanisms of these damages are not fully understood. Information on the state of active muscle fibres and motoneurons can be obtained by measuring sEMG signals and calculating the conduction velocity (CV) and firing rate of individual motor units, respectively. The aim(More)
Electromyography is the study of muscle function through the electrical signals from the muscles. In surface electromyography the electrical signal is detected on the skin. The signal arises from ion exchanges across the muscle fibres’ membranes. The ion exchange in a motor unit, which is the smallest unit of excitation, produces a waveform that is called(More)
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