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    • A comparison of heartbeat detectors for the seismocardiogram 

      García González, Miguel Ángel; Argelagós Palou, Ariadna; Fernández Chimeno, Mireya; Ramos Castro, Juan José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013)
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      The study aimed to study the accuracy in RR time series derived from the seismocardiogram when employing different heartbeat detectors in subjects measured in a quiet environment. The ECG and seismocardiogram of 17 healthy ...
    • A comprehensive model for power line interference in biopotential measurements 

      Fernández Chimeno, Mireya; Pallàs Areny, Ramon (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2000-06-30)
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      Power line interference is a major problem in high-resolution biopotential measurements. Because interference coupling is mostly capacitive, shielding electrode leads and a high common-mode rejection ratio (CMRR) are ...
    • A methodology to quantify the differences between alternative methods of heart rate variability measurement 

      García González, Miguel Ángel; Fernández Chimeno, Mireya; Guede Fernández, Federico; Ferrer Mileo, Víctor; Argelagós Palou, Ariadna; Álvarez Gómez, Laura; Parrado Romero, Eva; Moreno Sánchez, Jordi; Capdevila, Lluis; Ramos Castro, Juan José (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2015-12-14)
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      This work proposes a systematic procedure to report the differences between heart rate variability time series obtained from alternative measurements reporting the spread and mean of the differences as well as the agreement ...
    • A new and fast index for the quantification of short range self-similarity in RR time series 

      García González, Miguel Ángel; Fernández Chimeno, Mireya; Ramos Castro, Juan José (2010)
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      We propose a new and very fast index (the frequency of sign changes of the mirrored differences or fscmd) with good correlation with the short range scaling exponent (  R) estimated among scales 4 to 16 of the DFA. ...
    • A non-contact camera-based method for respiratory rhythm extraction 

      Mateu Mateus, Marc; Guede Fernández, Federico; Rodriguez Ibañez, Noelia; García González, Miguel Ángel; Ramos Castro, Juan José; Fernández Chimeno, Mireya (2021-04)
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      The aim of this work is to present a non-contact video-based method for respiratory rhythm extraction. The method makes use of a consumer-grade RGB camera, and it is based on computer vision algorithms to detect and track ...
    • A novel index based on fractional calculus to assess the dynamics of heart rate variability: changes due to chi or yoga meditations 

      García González, Miguel Ángel; Ramos Castro, Juan José; Fernández Chimeno, Mireya (Computing in Cardiology, 2012)
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      The study aims to present and interpret a novel index based on fractional calculus ( αc) and to assess differences in RR time series dynamics in subjects during meditation. Fractional differintegration (FDI) of a RR time ...
    • A photoplethysmography smartphone-based method for heart rate variability assessment: device model and breathing influences 

      Guede Fernández, Federico; Ferrer Mileo, Víctor; Mateu Mateus, Marc; Ramos Castro, Juan José; García González, Miguel Ángel; Fernández Chimeno, Mireya (2020-03)
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      A measurement method of heart rate and heart rate variability (HRV) based on smartphone has been developed and validated. The method is based on photoplethysmography (PPG) acquired with the smartphone camera (SPPG). SPPG ...
    • Accuracy of heart rate variability estimation by photoplethysmography using an smartphone : processing optimization and fiducial point selection 

      Ferrer Mileo, Víctor; Guede Fernández, Federico; Fernández Chimeno, Mireya; Ramos Castro, Juan José; García González, Miguel Ángel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
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      This work compares several fiducial points to detect the arrival of a new pulse in a photoplethysmographic signal using the built-in camera of smartphones or a photoplethysmograph. Also, an optimization process for ...
    • An application of fractional differintegration to heart rate variability time series 

      García González, Miguel Ángel; Fernández Chimeno, Mireya; Ramos Castro, Juan José; Capdevila, Lluis; Parrado, Eva (2013-07)
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      Fractional differintegration is used as a new tool to characterize heart rate variability time series. This paper proposes and focuses in two indexes (ac and fnQ) derived from the fractional differintegration operator. ...
    • Assessment of energy expended in physical activity by a smartphone-based system 

      Guede Fernández, Federico; Carbones Fargas, Bernat; Capdevila Ortis, Lluís; García González, Miguel Ángel; Ramos Castro, Juan José; Fernández Chimeno, Mireya (Springer, 2014)
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      The aim of this paper is to present a smartphone based system to assess daily energy expended in physical activ- ity (PA). Nowadays, sedentary li festyle is increasingly recog- nized as a serious, worldwide public ...
    • Camera-based method for respiratory rhythm extraction from a lateral perspective 

      Mateu Mateus, Marc; Guede Fernández, Federico; García González, Miguel Ángel; Ramos Castro, Juan José; Fernández Chimeno, Mireya (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-08-25)
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      This work proposes a new method based on computer vision algorithms to measure the respiratory rhythm of a subject from a lateral perspective. The proposed algorithm consists on tracking the motion of the intercostal and ...
    • Car windshield behavior transient analysis by FDTD 

      Jauregui Tellería, Ricardo; Pous Solà, Marc; Vives, Yolanda; Fernández Chimeno, Mireya; Riu Costa, Pere Joan; Silva Martínez, Fernando (2009-06)
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      The present article studies the influence of a car heatable windshield by means of an equivalent material that allows an appropriate meshing of the vehicle. This study has been performed analyzing the propagation of an ...
    • Changes in heart rate variability indexes due to drowsiness in professional drivers measured in a real environment 

      García González, Miguel Ángel; Fernández Chimeno, Mireya; Ramos Castro, Juan José (Computing in Cardiology, 2012)
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      The study aims to assess the changes in Heart Rate Variability (HRV) indexes in healthy subjects whi le driving in a real environment in order to detect drowsiness. The ECG of ten professional drivers was acquired ...
    • Comparison of video-based methods for respiration rhythm measurement 

      Mateu Mateus, Marc; Guede Fernández, Federico; Ferrer Mileo, Víctor; García González, Miguel Ángel; Ramos Castro, Juan José; Fernández Chimeno, Mireya (2019-05-01)
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      The aim of this work is to characterize the di erences in the respiratory rhythm obtained through three video based methods by comparing the obtained respiratory signals with the one obtained with the gold standard method ...
    • Contactless electrical bioimpedance system for monitoring ventilation. A biodevice for vehicle environment 

      Macías Macías, Raúl; García González, Miguel Ángel; Ramos Castro, Juan José; Bragós Bardia, Ramon; Fernández Chimeno, Mireya (SciTePress, 2013)
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      Nowadays, automotive companies are focused in improving road traffic safety. For that, not only the vehicle performance is improved but also the driver behavior is monitored. This could be done in many ways. One of them ...
    • Development of a system to test somnolence detectors with drowsy drivers 

      Lopez De la O, Jaime; Rodriguez Ibañez, Noelia; Nombela, Mario; Barrios, Jose Manuel; García González, Miguel Ángel; Ramos Castro, Juan José; Fernández Chimeno, Mireya (2012)
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    • Differences in QRS locations due to ECG lead: relationship with breathing 

      García González, Miguel Ángel; Argelagós Palou, Ariadna; Fernández Chimeno, Mireya; Ramos Castro, Juan José (2013)
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      Results of heart rate variability analysis depend on the accuracy of the RR time series that is measured only in one lead of the ECG. RR time series can subtly change from lead to lead. We have obtained the ECG of 21 healthy ...
    • Driver drowsiness detection based on respiratory signal analysis 

      Guede Fernández, Federico; Fernández Chimeno, Mireya; Ramos Castro, Juan José; García González, Miguel Ángel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019-06-24)
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      Drowsy driving is a prevalent and serious public health issue that deserves attention. Recent studies estimate around 20% of car crashes have been caused by drowsy drivers. Nowadays, one of the main goals in the development ...
    • Drowsiness detection by thoracic effort signal analysis in real driving environments 

      Rodriguez Ibáñez, Noelia; García González, Miguel Ángel; Fernández Chimeno, Mireya; Ramos Castro, Juan José (2011)
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      Detection of drowsiness while driving is a leading objective in advanced driver assistance systems. This work presents a new index to assess the alertness state of drivers based on the respiratory ...
    • Drowsiness detection by thoracic effort signal snalysis with professional drivers in real environments 

      Rodriguez Ibañez, Noelia; García González, Miguel Ángel; Ramos Castro, Juan José; Fernández Chimeno, Mireya (2011)
      Conference report
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      Objective : The aim of this work is to develop a new index to assess the alertness state of drivers based on the respiratory dynamics derived f rom an inductive band. Background : Detection of drowsiness while driving ...