Noninvasive Detection of Thin-Liquid Aspiration Using Dual-Axis Swallowing Accelerometry

@inproceedings{Steele2012NoninvasiveDO,
  title={Noninvasive Detection of Thin-Liquid Aspiration Using Dual-Axis Swallowing Accelerometry},
  author={Catriona M. Steele and Ervin Sejdic and Tom Chau},
  booktitle={Dysphagia},
  year={2012}
}
Aspiration (the entry of foreign contents into the upper airway) is a serious concern for individuals with dysphagia and can lead to pneumonia. However, overt signs of aspiration, such as cough, are not always present, making noninstrumental diagnosis challenging. Valid, reliable tools for detecting aspiration during clinical screening and assessment are needed. In this study we investigated the validity of a noninvasive accelerometry signal-processing classifier for detecting aspiration. Dual… CONTINUE READING