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    • 3Cat-1 project: a multi-payload CubeSat for scientific experiments and technology demonstrators 

      Jové Casulleras, Roger; Araguz López, Carles; Via Ortega, Pol; Solanellas Bofarull, Arnau; Amézaga Sarries, Adrià; Vidal Mateu, David; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Marí Barceló, Marc; Olivé Muñiz, Roger; Sáez Hernández, Alberto; Jané Abad, Jaume; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Iannazzo Soteras, Mario Enrique; Gorreta Mariné, Sergio; Ortega Villasclaras, Pablo Rafael; Pons Nin, Joan; Domínguez Pumar, Manuel; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Ramos Castro, Juan José; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (2017)
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      This article introduces 3 Cat-1, the first project of the Technical University of Catalonia to build and launch a nano-satellite. Its main scope is to develop, construct, assemble, test and launch into a low Earth orbit a ...
    • 3Cat-1: a multi-payload Cubesat-based scientific and technology demonstrator 

      Jové Casulleras, Roger; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Ramos Castro, Juan José; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Carreño Luengo, Hugo; Amézaga Sarries, Adrià; Olivé Muñiz, Roger; Vidal Mateu, David; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Araguz López, Carles; Marí Barceló, Marc; Ortega Villasclaras, Pablo Rafael; Pons Nin, Joan; Gorreta Mariné, Sergio; Domínguez Pumar, Manuel; Iannazzo Soteras, Mario Enrique (European Spatial Agengy (ESA), 2014)
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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 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 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 ...
    • A wireless sensor network design for the Help4Mood european project 

      Pérez Díaz de Cerio, David; Ruiz Boqué, Sílvia; Rosell Ferrer, Francisco Javier; Ramos Castro, Juan José; Castro Robles, Joan Carles (VDE Conference Publications, 2012)
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      Help4Mood is a closed loop approach supporting the control, communication and treatment management of patients with Major Depression. The first out of the three main components of the Help4Mood solution is the Personal ...
    • A wireless under-mattress sensor system for sleep monitoring in people with major depression 

      Mahdavi, Hadiseh; Ramos Castro, Juan José; Giovinazzo, Giuseppe; García González, Miguel Ángel; Rosell Ferrer, Francisco Javier (2012)
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      Monitoring people during sleep time is of particular interest to patients with sleep disorders and elderly people or infants. We have developed a battery powered electronic system to monitor people in the bed, store the ...
    • 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. ...
    • Analysis of the accuracy of actuation electronics in the laser interferometer space antenna pathfinder 

      Armano, M.; Audley, H.; Baird, J.; Ramos Castro, Juan José (2020-04-01)
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      The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna Pathfinder (LPF) main observable, labeled ¿g, is the differential force per unit mass acting on the two test masses under free fall conditions after the contribution of all non-gravitational ...
    • Análisis de la variabilidad de la frecuencia cardíaca mediante fotopletismografía por imagen 

      Melchor Rodríguez, Angel; Ramos Castro, Juan José (2014)
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      La Variabilidad de la Frecuencia Cardíaca (VFC) es un parámetro fisiológico que en las últimas décadas ha tomado mayor importancia por su implicación con el sistema nervioso autónomo y su relación con los trastornos ...
    • 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 ...
    • Automatic detection of ECG ventricular activity waves using continuous spline wavelet transform 

      Alvarado Serrano, Carlos; Arregui, J.; Ramos Castro, Juan José; Pallàs Areny, Ramon (2005)
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      In this study, we present detection algorithms of characteristic points of the QRS and T waves based on the continuous wavelet transform (CWT) with splines. This technique can handle any integer scale and the analysis is ...
    • Beyond the required LISA free-fall performance: new LISA pathfinder results down to 20 mu Hz 

      Armano, M.; Audley, H.; Baird, J.; Binetruy, P.; Ramos Castro, Juan José (American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2018-02-05)
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      In the months since the publication of the first results, the noise performance of LISA Pathfinder has improved because of reduced Brownian noise due to the continued decrease in pressure around the test masses, from a ...
    • 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 ...
    • Capacitive sensing of test mass motion with nanometer precision over millimeter-wide sensing gaps for space-borne gravitational reference sensors 

      Audley, H.; Auger, G.; Baird, J.; Binetruy, P.; Caleno, M.; Cesarini, A.; Diepholz, I; Dixon, G; Dolesi, R; Ferraioli, L.; Heinzel, G; Hollington, D.; Karnesis, N.; Martín-Porqueras, F.; Fernandez Sopuerta, Carlos; Texier, D.; Vitale, S.; Wanner, G; Ward, Harold; Ramos Castro, Juan José (2017-09-26)
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      We report on the performance of the capacitive gap-sensing system of the Gravitational Reference Sensor on board the LISA Pathfinder spacecraft. From in-flight measurements, the system has demonstrated a performance, down ...
    • Challenge based education: an approach to innovation through multidisciplinary teams of students using Design Thinking 

      Charosky, Guido; Leveratto, Luciana; Hassi, Lotta; Papageorgiou, K.; Ramos Castro, Juan José; Bragós Bardia, Ramon (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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      This work aims to describe and discuss the benefits and learning outcomes detected along four iterations of a learning experience carried out by three institutions: ESADE Business School, IED Istituto Europeo di Design and ...
    • Changes in heart rate variability (HRV) in field hockey players during the 2006 World Cup 

      Rodas Font, Gil; Yanguas Leyes, Javier; Pedret, Carles; Ramos Castro, Juan José; Capdevila, L. (2011-07)
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      The aim of this study is to determine the changes in heart rate variability (HRV) in field hockey players during the course of a world championship. The Spanish national team took part in the study by making daily records ...