Preliminary Characterization of Erythrocytes Deformability on the Entropy-Complexity Plane
Ana M Korol1, 2, Mabel D’Arrigo1, Patricia Foresto1, Susana Pérez1, Maria T Martín3, Osualdo A Rosso*, 4, 5
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2010
First Page: 164
Last Page: 170
Publisher Id: TOMINFOJ-4-164
Article History:Received Date: 18/09/2009
Revision Received Date: 02/02/2010
Acceptance Date: 12/06/2010
Electronic publication date: 1/9/2010
Collection year: 2010
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We present an application of wavelet-based Information Theory quantifiers (Normalized Total Shannon Entropy, MPR-Statistical Complexity and Entropy-Complexity plane) on red blood cells membrane viscoelasticity characterization. These quantifiers exhibit important localization advantages provided by the Wavelet Theory. The present approach produces a clear characterization of this dynamical system, finding out an evident manifestation of a random process on the red cell samples of healthy individuals, and its sharp reduction of randomness on analyzing a human haematological disease, such as β-thalassaemia minor.