Eventogram: A Visual Representation of Main Events in Biomedical Signals
AbstractBiomedical signals carry valuable physiological information and many researchers have difficulty interpreting and analyzing long-term, one-dimensional, quasi-periodic biomedical signals. Traditionally, biomedical signals are analyzed and visualized using periodogram, spectrogram, and wavelet methods. However, these methods do not offer an informative visualization of main events within the processed signal. This paper attempts to provide an event-related framework to overcome the drawbacks of the traditional visualization methods and describe the main events within the biomedical signal in terms of duration and morphology. Electrocardiogram and photoplethysmogram signals are used in the analysis to demonstrate the differences between the traditional visualization methods, and their performance is compared against the proposed method, referred to as the “eventogram” in this paper. The proposed method is based on two event-related moving averages that visualizes the main time-domain events in the processed biomedical signals. The traditional visualization methods were unable to find dominant events in processed signals while the eventogram was able to visualize dominant events in signals in terms of duration and morphology. Moreover, eventogram-based detection algorithms succeeded with detecting main events in different biomedical signals with a sensitivity and positive predictivity >95%. The output of the eventogram captured unique patterns and signatures of physiological events, which could be used to visualize and identify abnormal waveforms in any quasi-periodic signal. View Full-Text
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Elgendi, M. Eventogram: A Visual Representation of Main Events in Biomedical Signals. Bioengineering 2016, 3, 22.
Elgendi M. Eventogram: A Visual Representation of Main Events in Biomedical Signals. Bioengineering. 2016; 3(4):22.Chicago/Turabian Style
Elgendi, Mohamed. 2016. "Eventogram: A Visual Representation of Main Events in Biomedical Signals." Bioengineering 3, no. 4: 22.
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