Intelligent Approach for Analysis of Respiratory Signals and Oxygen Saturation in the Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome
Vicente Moret-Bonillo*, 1, 2, Diego Alvarez-Estévez 1, Angel Fernández-Leal 1, Elena Hernández-Pereira 1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2014
First Page: 1
Last Page: 19
Publisher Id: TOMINFOJ-8-1
Article History:Received Date: 22/12/2013
Revision Received Date: 25/2/2014
Acceptance Date: 28/2/2014
Electronic publication date: 13/6/2014
Collection year: 2014
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This work deals with the development of an intelligent approach for clinical decision making in the diagnosis of the Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome, SAHS, from the analysis of respiratory signals and oxygen saturation in arterial blood, SaO2. In order to accomplish the task the proposed approach makes use of different artificial intelligence techniques and reasoning processes being able to deal with imprecise data. These reasoning processes are based on fuzzy logic and on temporal analysis of the information. The developed approach also takes into account the possibility of artifacts in the monitored signals. Detection and characterization of signal artifacts allows detection of false positives. Identification of relevant diagnostic patterns and temporal correlation of events is performed through the implementation of temporal constraints.