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The Effect of Light Conditions on Photoplethysmographic Image Acquisition Using a Commercial Camera

Cameras embedded in consumer devices have previously been used as physiological information sensors. The waveform of the PPGi signals may be significantly affected by the light spectra and intensity. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the performance of PPGi waveform acquisition in the red, green, and blue channels using a commercial camera in different light conditions…

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A Bayesian Algorithm for Anxiety Index Prediction Based on Cerebral Blood Oxygenation in the Prefrontal Cortex Measured by Near Infrared Spectroscopy

Stress-induced psychological and somatic diseases are virtually endemic nowadays. Written self-report anxiety measures are available; however, these indices tend to be time consuming to acquire. For medical patients, completing written reports can be burdensome if they are weak, in pain, or in acute anxiety states. Consequently, simple and fast non-invasive methods for assessing stress response from neurophysiological data…

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Current and Future Challenges in Point-of-Care Technologies: A Paradigm-Shift in Affordable Global Healthcare with Personalized and Preventive Medicine

Pre-Publication POCHT 2013 White Paper
This paper summarizes the panel discussion at the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Point of Care Healthcare Technology Conference (POCHT 2013) held in Bangalore India from Jan 16-18, 2013. Modern medicine has witnessed interdisciplinary technology innovations in healthcare with a continuous growth in life expectancy across the globe. However, there is also a growing global concern on the affordability of rapidly rising healthcare costs…

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Pre to Intraoperative Data Fusion Framework for Multimodal Characterization of Myocardial Scar Tissue

This paper presents a framework to analyze and combine information from delayed enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (DE-MRI) and electro-anatomical mapping data. This information is used to perform electrical, mechanical and image-based characterization of the myocardium. The proposed framework has the potential to guide and monitor delivery of radiofrequency ablation of ventricular tachycardia…

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