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Respiratory sounds of pathological and healthy subjects were analyzed via autoregressive (AR) models with a view to construct a diagnostic aid based on auscultation. Using the AR vectors, two reference libraries, pathological and healthy, were built. Two classifiers, k-nearest neighbour (k-NN) classifier and a quadratic classifier, were designed and(More)
The aim of this study is the classification of wheeze and non-wheeze epochs within respiratory sound signals acquired from patients with asthma and COPD. Since a wheeze signal, having a sinusoidal waveform, has a different behavior in time and frequency domains from that of a non-wheeze signal, the features selected for classification are kurtosis, Renyi(More)
Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is an emerging technique for monitoring the concentration changes of oxy- and deoxy-hemoglobin (oxy-Hb and deoxy-Hb) in the brain. An important consideration in fNIRS-based neuroimaging modality is to conduct group-level analysis from a set of time series measured from a group of subjects. We investigate the(More)
The objective of this study is to probe the existence of a third crackle type, medium, besides the traditionally accepted types, namely, fine and coarse crackles and, furthermore, to explore the representative parameter values for each crackle type. A set of clustering experiments have been conducted on pulmonary crackles to this end. A model-based(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o a b s t r a c t Keywords: Lung sounds Crackle detection Time–frequency and time–scale analysis Dual-tree complex wavelet transform Denoising Ensemble methods Support vector machines Pulmonary crackles are used as indicators for the diagnosis of different pulmonary disorders in auscultation. Crackles are very common adventitious(More)
  • I Sen, Y P Kahya
  • 2005
In this study, a multi-channel analog data acquisition and processing device with the additional feature of detecting adventitious sounds has been designed and implemented. The overall system consists of fourteen microphones attached on the backside, an airflow measuring unit, a fifteen-channel amplifier and filter unit connected to a personal computer (PC)(More)
The classification problem of respiratory sound signals has been addressed by taking into account their cyclic nature, and a novel hierarchical decision fusion scheme based on the cooperation of classifiers has been developed. Respiratory signals from three different classes are partitioned into segments, which are later joined to form six different phases(More)
In this study, different feature sets are used in conjunction with (k-nearest neighbors) k-NN and artificial neural network (ANN) classifiers to address the classification problem of respiratory sound signals. A comparison is made between the performances of k-NN and ANN classifiers with different feature sets derived from respiratory sound data acquired(More)
Auscultation of pulmonary sounds provides valuable clinical information but has been regarded as a tool of low diagnostic value due to the inherent subjectivity in the evaluation of these sounds. In this work, a Digital Signal Processor is used to design an instrument capable of acquiring, parameterizing and subsequently classifying lung sounds into two(More)
The purpose of this study is to find a useful mathematical model for multi-channel pulmonary sound data. Vector auto-regressive (VAR) model schema is adopted and the best set of arguments, namely, the order and sample size of the model and the sampling rate of the data, is aimed to be determined. Both conventional prediction error criteria and a set of(More)