SYM-08: Health Informatics

TOWARDS THE ASSESSMENT OF RESPIRATION STATUS USING EIT AND AUSCULTATION

Paulo de Carvalho, Rui Paiva, César Teixeira, Jorge Henriques, Felipe Trenk, Luís Mendes

Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

The analysis of the respiratory sounds is a valuable diagnostic tool for the detection and follow-up of respiratory diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Adventitious sounds, such as wheezes, stridors, squawks and crackles, refer to additional respiratory sounds superimposed on breath sounds and are highly correlated to the respiratory function and therefore have a high potential to deploy pHealth solutions for COPD management. EIT is another biosignal that potentially can allow the continuous assessment of the ventilation function. In this talk we shall present the auscultation sound and EIT processing modules developed in the context of the EU Welcome (FP7-ICT-2013-10) project related to the integrated care of COPD patients
 

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