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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227891/design-and-preliminary-assessment-of-a-smart-textile-for-respiratory-monitoring-based-on-an-array-of-fiber-bragg-gratings
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C Massaroni, M Ciocchetti, G Di Tomaso, P Saccomandi, M A Caponero, A Polimadei, D Formica, E Schena, C Massaroni, M Ciocchetti, G Di Tomaso, P Saccomandi, M A Caponero, A Polimadei, D Formica, E Schena, G Di Tomaso, M A Caponero, E Schena, M Ciocchetti, C Massaroni, A Polimadei, P Saccomandi, D Formica
Comfortable and easy to wear smart textiles have gained popularity for continuous respiratory monitoring. Among different emerging technologies, smart textiles based on fiber optic sensors (FOSs) have several advantages, like Magnetic Resonance (MR)-compatibility and good metrological properties. In this paper we report on the development and assessment of an MR-compatible smart textiles based on FOSs for respiratory monitoring. The system consists of six fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors glued on the textile to monitor six compartments of the chest wall (i...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227677/multipoint-temperature-monitoring-in-liver-undergoing-computed-tomography-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-with-fiber-bragg-grating-probes
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P Saccomandi, E Schena, M Diana, F M Di Matteo, G Costamagna, J Marescaux, P Saccomandi, E Schena, M Diana, F M Di Matteo, G Costamagna, J Marescaux, F M Di Matteo, J Marescaux, E Schena, M Diana, G Costamagna, P Saccomandi
In this work, we investigated the temperature increment experienced by biological tissue during radiofrequency ablation (RFA). The measurements were performed by using two custom-made thermal probes based on fiber optic sensors (fiber Bragg gratings, FBGs). The two probes embed a total of 9 FBGs. Experiments were performed during RFA of an ex vivo healthy porcine liver. The RFA heating module was equipped with 5 thermocouples. Results show that the temperature increment close to the applicator (i.e., 0.6 cm-0...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227517/automatic-recognition-of-pleasant-content-of-odours-through-electroencephalographic-activity-analysis
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Antonio Lanata, Andrea Guidi, Alberto Greco, Gaetano Valenza, Fabio Di Francesco, Enzo Pasquale Scilingo, Antonio Lanata, Andrea Guidi, Alberto Greco, Gaetano Valenza, Fabio Di Francesco, Enzo Pasquale Scilingo, Antonio Lanata, Fabio Di Francesco, Enzo Pasquale Scilingo, Alberto Greco, Gaetano Valenza, Andrea Guidi
This study presents a machine learning approach applied to ElectroEnchephaloGraphic (EEG) response in a group of subjects when exposed to a controlled olfactory stimulation experiment. In the literature, in fact, there are controversial results on EEG response to odorants. This study proposes a robust leave-one-subject-out classification method to recognize features extracted from EEG signals belonging to pleasant or unpleasant olfactory stimulation classes. An accuracy of 75% has been achieved in a group of 32 subjects...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227470/status-and-solutions-to-medical-device-regulations-for-improving-the-healthcare-landscape-in-africa
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A Lissel, F Ottenberg, B R Bracio, A Ravizza, C De Maria, A Ahluwalia, L Di Pietro, P Trommler, A Lissel, F Ottenberg, B R Bracio, A Ravizza, C De Maria, A Ahluwalia, L Di Pietro, P Trommler, C De Maria, A Ahluwalia, L Di Pietro, A Ravizza, P Trommler, A Lissel, F Ottenberg, B R Bracio
For different reasons most African countries have a poor public healthcare system compared to developed countries. Despite an increasing number of patients they often lack skilled health workers as well as basic medical equipment. This paper focuses on the development of an affordable and sustainable system for medical device regulations to provide safe, effective and quality healthcare products for Africa. Furthermore, it is determined whether Open Source Medical Devices are an effective alternative for medical device regulations to increase innovations in Africa...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227317/co-activation-periods-of-gastrocnemius-and-vastus-lateralis-during-walking-evaluated-by-surface-electromyography
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Alessandro Mengarelli, Annachiara Strazza, Agnese Sbrollini, Angela Agostinelli, Laura Burattini, Sandro Fioretti, Francesco Di Nardo, Alessandro Mengarelli, Annachiara Strazza, Agnese Sbrollini, Angela Agostinelli, Laura Burattini, Sandro Fioretti, Francesco Di Nardo, Alessandro Mengarelli, Sandro Fioretti, Agnese Sbrollini, Annachiara Strazza, Laura Burattini, Angela Agostinelli, Francesco Di Nardo
"In vivo" studies reported that the co-activation of gastrocnemius and quadriceps femoris (QF) muscles produces ACL strain values greater than those caused by an isolated activation of either muscle. Aim of this study was to assess the co-activation of gastrocnemius (lateral head, GL) and vastus lateralis (VL) in healthy and young adults during walking. To this purpose the Statistical Gait Analysis was performed, that allows a characterization of gait considering hundreds of strides belonging to the same walking trial...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227316/dynamic-knee-muscle-co-contraction-quantified-during-walking
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Annachiara Strazza, Alessandro Mengarelli, Valentina Agostini, Marco Knaflitz, Laura Burattini, Sandro Fioretti, Francesco Di Nardo, Annachiara Strazza, Alessandro Mengarelli, Valentina Agostini, Marco Knaflitz, Laura Burattini, Sandro Fioretti, Francesco Di Nardo, Sandro Fioretti, Francesco Di Nardo, Annachiara Strazza, Valentina Agostini, Marco Knaflitz, Laura Burattini, Alessandro Mengarelli
The purpose of the present study was the quantification of the co-activation patterns of the knee extensor and flexor muscles during walking at self-selected speed and cadence. To this aim, the Statistical Gait Analysis, a recent methodology providing a statistical characterization of gait, was performed on surface EMG signals from Vastus Lateralis (VL) and Medial Hamstrings (MH) in 14 healthy young adult subjects. Muscular co-contraction was assessed as the overlapping period between activation intervals of agonist and antagonist muscles...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227305/a-matlab-based-graphical-user-interface-for-the-identification-of-muscular-activations-from-surface-electromyography-signals
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Alessandro Mengarelli, Stefano Cardarelli, Federica Verdini, Laura Burattini, Sandro Fioretti, Francesco Di Nardo, Alessandro Mengarelli, Stefano Cardarelli, Federica Verdini, Laura Burattini, Sandro Fioretti, Francesco Di Nardo, Stefano Cardarelli, Federica Verdini, Alessandro Mengarelli, Sandro Fioretti, Laura Burattini, Francesco Di Nardo
In this paper a graphical user interface (GUI) built in MATLAB® environment is presented. This interactive tool has been developed for the analysis of superficial electromyography (sEMG) signals and in particular for the assessment of the muscle activation time intervals. After the signal import, the tool performs a first analysis in a totally user independent way, providing a reliable computation of the muscular activation sequences. Furthermore, the user has the opportunity to modify each parameter of the on/off identification algorithm implemented in the presented tool...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227299/evaluation-of-the-low-frequency-components-in-surface-electromyography
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Agnese Sbrollini, Angela Agostinelli, Francesco Di Nardo, Elvira Maranesi, Alessandro Mengarelli, Sandro Fioretti, Laura Burattini, Agnese Sbrollini, Angela Agostinelli, Francesco Di Nardo, Elvira Maranesi, Alessandro Mengarelli, Sandro Fioretti, Laura Burattini, Francesco Di Nardo, Sandro Fioretti, Agnese Sbrollini, Elvira Maranesi, Laura Burattini, Angela Agostinelli, Alessandro Mengarelli
The surface electromyogram (SEMG) is a signal noninvasively (through electrodes located on the body surface) acquired for evaluating the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles. In thoracic acquisitions, SEMG is typically affected by the electrocardiographic (ECG) signal, representing the electrical activity of the heart. SEMG and ECG power spectra mainly fall within 5-450 Hz and 0.05-50 Hz, respectively. Consequently, SEMG and ECG components overlap in the 5-50 Hz range. Although removing SEMG low spectral components, high-pass linear filtering (LF) with a cut-off frequency of 20 Hz remains the standard technique to clean SEMG from ECG...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227268/estimation-of-second-phase-insulin-secretion-in-the-zucker-fatty-rat
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Micaela Morettini, Francesco Di Nardo, Carla E Cogo, Emanuela Faelli, Sandro Fioretti, Laura Burattini, Piero Ruggeri, Micaela Morettini, Francesco Di Nardo, Carla E Cogo, Emanuela Faelli, Sandro Fioretti, Laura Burattini, Piero Ruggeri, Emanuela Faelli, Sandro Fioretti, Micaela Morettini, Piero Ruggeri, Laura Burattini, Francesco Di Nardo, Carla E Cogo
The purpose of the present study was to test the efficacy of the empiric index SPIR (Second-phase Insulin Release) in the quantification of second-phase insulin secretion in the Zucker Fatty Rat. SPIR index is defined as the area under the curve of insulin between 8 and 90 min after an Intravenous Glucose Tolerance Test (IVGTT). The validation of such index was performed against the second-phase β-cell responsiveness index (Φ2) provided by C-peptide minimal model. To this aim, Φ2 and SPIR were simultaneously computed from IVGTT data, measured in six Zucker fatty rats (ZFR), 7-to-9week-old, and seven age-matched Zucker lean rats (ZLR)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227255/multi-omic-approaches-for-characterization-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Habtom W Ressom, Cristina Di Poto, Alessia Ferrarini, Yunli Hu, Mohammad R Nezami Ranjbar, Ehwang Song, Rency S Varghese, Minkun Wang, Shiyue Zhou, Rui Zhu, Yiming Zuo, Mahlet G Tadesse, Yehia Mechref, Habtom W Ressom, Cristina Di Poto, Alessia Ferrarini, Yunli Hu, Mohammad R Nezami Ranjbar, Ehwang Song, Rency S Varghese, Minkun Wang, Shiyue Zhou, Rui Zhu, Yiming Zuo, Mahlet G Tadesse, Yehia Mechref, Mahlet G Tadesse, Shiyue ZhOU, Rui Zhu, Yehia Mechref, Alessia Ferrarini, Cristina Di Poto, Yiming Zuo, Habtom W Ressom, Mohammad R Nezami Ranjbar, Ehwang Song, Minkun Wang, Rency S Varghese, Yunli Hu
Multi-omic approaches offer the opportunity to characterize complex diseases such as cancer at various molecular levels. In this paper, we present transcriptomic, proteomic/glycoproteomic, glycomic, and metabolomic (TPGM) data we acquired by analysis of liver tissues from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cases and patients with liver cirrhosis. We evaluated changes in the levels of transcripts, proteins, glycans, and metabolites between tumor and cirrhotic tissues by statistical methods. We demonstrated the potential of multi-omic approaches and network analysis to investigate the interactions among these biomolecules in the progression of liver cirrhosis to HCC...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227195/a-new-regression-based-method-for-the-eye-blinks-artifacts-correction-in-the-eeg-signal-without-using-any-eog-channel
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Gianluca Di Flumeri, Pietro Arico, Gianluca Borghini, Alfredo Colosimo, Fabio Babiloni, Gianluca Di Flumeri, Pietro Arico, Gianluca Borghini, Alfredo Colosimo, Fabio Babiloni, Gianluca Di Flumeri, Gianluca Borghini, Pietro Arico, Fabio Babiloni, Alfredo Colosimo
Eye blinks artifacts correction in the EEG signal is a best practice in many applications. Nowadays, different approaches can be used to overcome such an issue: the most used methods are based on regression techniques and Independent Component Analysis. It is not clear which is the best performing method, thus the choice of which method to adopt depends on the specific application, on the basis of the method limitations. In fact, on one hand the regression-based methods require at least one EOG channel, and are affected by the mutual contamination between EEG and EOG signals...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226924/the-sound-of-actions-a-new-tool-to-study-music-perception-in-young-children
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Leonardo Di Perna, Nicola Di Stefano, Domenico Formica, Valentina Focaroli, Fabrizio Taffoni, Leonardo Di Perna, Nicola Di Stefano, Domenico Formica, Valentina Focaroli, Fabrizio Taffoni, Valentina Focaroli, Domenico Formica, Fabrizio Taffoni, Nicola Di Stefano, Leonardo Di Perna
In this work we describe a new sensing technique to study auditory preferences in young children based on the interaction between perception and action. Manipulation is assessed thanks to a novel device instrumented with a magneto-inertial sensing core. This system allows estimating the manipulation in terms of angular displacements with errors lower than I(o). The laboratory validation is presented and discussed in details. Moreover, a pilot trial on two children aged 34 and 35 months is reported to evaluate the appropriateness of the technology to the experimental aims...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226885/a-graphene-oxide-ph-sensor-for-wound-monitoring
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B Melai, P Salvo, N Calisi, L Moni, A Bonini, C Paoletti, T Lomonaco, V Mollica, R Fuoco, F Di Francesco, B Melai, P Salvo, N Calisi, L Moni, A Bonini, C Paoletti, T Lomonaco, V Mollica, R Fuoco, F Di Francesco, F Di Francesco, L Moni, P Salvo, T Lomonaco, R Fuoco, V Mollica, C Paoletti, A Bonini, N Calisi, B Melai
This article describes the fabrication and characterization of a pH sensor for monitoring the wound status. The pH sensitive layer consists of a graphene oxide (GO) layer obtained by drop-casting 5 μΐ of GO dispersion onto the working electrode of a screen-printed substrate. Sensitivity was 31.8 mV/pH with an accuracy of 0.3 unit of pH. Open-circuit potentiometry was carried out to measure pH in an exudate sample. The GO pH sensor proved to be reliable as the comparison with results obtained from a standard glass electrode pH-meter showed negligible differences (<; 0...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226747/automatic-detection-of-neovascularization-on-optic-disk-region-with-feature-extraction-and-support-vector-machine
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Shuang Yu, Di Xiao, Yogesan Kanagasingam, Shuang Yu, Di Xiao, Yogesan Kanagasingam, Di Xiao, Yogesan Kanagasingam, Shuang Yu
Neovascularization (NV) is a definitive indicator for the onset of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (PDR). The new vessels are fragile and prone to bleed, leading to high risk of sudden vision loss. Automatic detection of NV is an important task in automatic Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) screening as a consequence of the unmet requirement between the growing number of DR patients and limited number of ophthalmologists. This paper focuses on the computer aided detection of neovascularization in the optic disk region...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226734/prediction-of-malignant-and-benign-of-lung-tumor-using-a-quantitative-radiomic-method
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Jun Wang, Xia Liu, Di Dong, Jiangdian Song, Min Xu, Yali Zang, Jie Tian, Jun Wang, Xia Liu, Di Dong, Jiangdian Song, Min Xu, Yali Zang, Jie Tian, Min Xu, Jiangdian Song, Di Dong, Jie Tian, Jun Wang, Yali Zang, Xia Liu
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality around the world, the early diagnosis of lung cancer plays a very important role in therapeutic regimen selection. However, lung cancers are spatially and temporally heterogeneous; this limits the use of invasive biopsy. But radiomics which refers to the comprehensive quantification of tumour phenotypes by applying a large number of quantitative image features has the ability to capture intra-tumoural heterogeneity in a non-invasive way. Here we carry out a radiomic analysis of 150 features quantifying lung tumour image intensity, shape and texture...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226733/association-between-tumor-heterogeneity-and-progression-free-survival-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-with-egfr-mutations-undergoing-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-therapy
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Jiangdian Song, Di Dong, Yanqi Huang, Yali Zang, Zaiyi Liu, Jie Tian, Jiangdian Song, Di Dong, Yanqi Huang, Yali Zang, Zaiyi Liu, Jie Tian, Zaiyi Liu, Yanqi Huang, Yali Zang, Jiangdian Song, Jie Tian, Di Dong
For non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations, current staging methods do not accurately predict the risk of disease recurrence after tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) therapy. Developing a noninvasive method to predict whether individual could benefit from TKI therapy has great clinical significance. In this research, a radiomics approach was proposed to determine whether the tumor heterogeneity of NSCLC, which was measured by the texture on computed tomography (CT), could make an independent prediction of progression-free survival (PFS)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226664/channel-interpolation-in-tms-eeg-a-quantitative-study-towards-an-accurate-topographical-representation
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S Petrichella, L Vollere, F Ferreri, A Guerra, S Maatta, M Kononen, V Di Lazzaro, G Iannello, S Petrichella, L Vollere, F Ferreri, A Guerra, S Maatta, M Kononen, V Di Lazzaro, G Iannello, S Petrichella, M Kononen, G Iannello, A Guerra, S Maatta, V Di Lazzaro, F Ferreri
The co-registration of transcranial magnetic stimulation and electroencephalography (TMS-EEG) is emerging as a successful technique for causally exploring cortical mechanisms and connections. However, various artefacts could affect TMS-EEG signals. Correct artefacted channels reconstruction is crucial to obtain accurate topographical representation and consequently accurate inverse problem solution, in order to map in a proper way the global brain responses after the stimulation of one particular brain region of interest...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226662/neurophysiological-measures-for-users-training-objective-assessment-during-simulated-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-surgery
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Gianluca Borghini, Pietro Arico, Gianluca Di Flumeri, Alfredo Colosimo, Silvia Francesca Storti, Gloria Menegaz, Paolo Fiorini, Fabio Babiloni, Gianluca Borghini, Pietro Arico, Gianluca Di Flumeri, Alfredo Colosimo, Silvia Francesca Storti, Gloria Menegaz, Paolo Fiorini, Fabio Babiloni, Gianluca Borghini, Pietro Arico, Gloria Menegaz, Fabio Babiloni, Alfredo Colosimo, Gianluca Di Flumeri, Silvia Francesca Storti, Paolo Fiorini
Minimally invasive surgery can be performed with robotic assistance, as evolution of laparoscopic surgery. Robots for assisted surgery are far from being user friendly and require extensive training. To this end, ad-hoc devices and experimental set-ups are needed. The da Vinci system is one of the most diffused surgical robotics technology. The aim of the study was two-fold: i) to propose a neurophysiological measure by which objectively assess the learning progress of the users by means of a simulator of the da Vinci system, and ii) to demonstrate the advantages of cognitive assessment with respect to the standard methodologies for the evaluation of training efficiency...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226549/an-ict-and-mobile-health-integrated-approach-to-optimize-patients-education-on-hypertension-and-its-management-by-physicians-the-patients-optimal-strategy-of-treatment-post-pilot-study
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Fabio Albini, Xiaoqiu Liu, Camilla Torlasco, Davide Soranna, Andrea Faini, Renata Ciminaghi, Ada Celsi, Matteo Benedetti, Antonella Zambon, Marco di Rienzo, Gianfranco Parati, Fabio Albini, Xiaoqiu Liu, Camilla Torlasco, Davide Soranna, Andrea Faini, Renata Ciminaghi, Ada Celsi, Matteo Benedetti, Antonella Zambon, Marco di Rienzo, Gianfranco Parati, Renata Ciminaghi, Marco di Rienzo, Davide Soranna, Ada Celsi, Gianfranco Parati, Fabio Albini, Antonella Zambon, Xiaoqiu Liu, Andrea Faini, Camilla Torlasco, Matteo Benedetti
INTRODUCTION: Uncontrolled hypertension is largely attributed to unsatisfactory doctor's engagement in its optimal management and to poor patients' compliance to therapeutic interventions. ICT and mobile Health solutions might improve these conditions, being widely available and providing highly effective communication strategies. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether ICT and mobile Health tools are able to improve hypertension control by improving doctors' engagement and by increasing patients' education and involvement, and their compliance to lifestyle modification and prescribed drug therapy...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226520/gender-specific-automatic-valence-recognition-of-affective-olfactory-stimulation-through-the-analysis-of-the-electrodermal-activity
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Alberto Greco, Antonio Lanata, Gaetano Valenza, Fabio Di Francesco, Enzo Pasquale Scilingo, Alberto Greco, Antonio Lanata, Gaetano Valenza, Fabio Di Francesco, Enzo Pasquale Scilingo, Antonio Lanata, Fabio Di Francesco, Enzo Pasquale Scilingo, Alberto Greco, Gaetano Valenza
This study reports on the development of a gender-specific classification system able to discern between two valence levels of smell, through information gathered from electrodermal activity (EDA) dynamics. Specifically, two odorants were administered to 32 healthy volunteers (16 males) while monitoring EDA. CvxEDA model was used to process the EDA signal and extract features from both tonic and phasic components. The feature set was used as input to a K-NN classifier implementing a leave-one-subject-out procedure...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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