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Contactless method for detection of infant sleep apnoea.
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PMID:  20459347     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper presents a contactless method for monitoring infant sleep apnoea. The method uses a remote infrared (IR) sensor to monitor the motion of the infant's abdomen. This method has important clinical advantages in comparison with conventional methods. First, it improves the comfort and compliance of the infants. Second, it eliminates the effects of motion artefacts and skin irritation. Third, it enhances infant safety. Fourth, it does not require frequent calibration and thus enables a continuous monitoring of sleep apnoea. Finally, it is suitable for home applications. Experimental evaluation of this method showed that it has 85% accuracy, 85.71% specificity and 84.62% sensitivity, which imply that it is a promising technique for the detection of infant sleep apnoea.
M M Bani Amer; R Az-Zaqah; A K Aldofash; A Y Mohammad; A M Dameer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical engineering & technology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1464-522X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Eng Technol     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-16     Completed Date:  2010-10-13     Revised Date:  2012-06-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7702125     Medline TA:  J Med Eng Technol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  324-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, PO Box 3030, 22110 Irbid, Jordan.
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MeSH Terms
Computer Simulation
Infrared Rays / diagnostic use
Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation,  methods*
Movement / physiology
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity
Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted*
Sleep Apnea Syndromes / diagnosis*,  physiopathology

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