Thomas C. Jannett

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The noise sensitivities for nine different QRS detection algorithms were measured for a normal, single-channel lead II, synthesized ECG corrupted with five different types of synthesized noise. The noise types were electromyographic interference, 60 Hz powerline interference, baseline drift due to respiration, abrupt baseline shift, and a composite noise(More)
A microcomputer based control system has been developed to automatically induce and maintain neuromuscular block during surgery. The system repeatedly adjusts the infusion rate of a muscle relaxant, succinylcholine, based on the evoked, rectified, and integrated electromyogram (EMG). The system was tested in 12 patients for a 30-min infusion period with a(More)
BACKGROUND Unfractionated heparin is used widely; however, control of the level of anticoagulation remains its greatest problem, with fewer than 35% of patients having activated partial thromboplastin times (aPTTs) within a range of 55 to 85 seconds in recent trials. METHODS AND RESULTS We developed and tested a prototype of an automated heparin control(More)
Estimation of target position from multi-frame binary data provided by a wireless sensor network (WSN) can be done by optimizing a complex multimodal likelihood function. Deterministic quasi Newton-Raphson (QNR) schemes with line search are typically used for optimization in maximum likelihood estimation. However, these methods often find a local minimum,(More)
An automated lidocaine infusion system has been developed for the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias. A drug serum concentration which is in the therapeutic range is initially achieved and maintained by an open-loop infusion regimen. The lidocaine infusion rate is then adjusted using closed-loop control to regulate the rate of premature ventricular(More)