Biomedical Signals and Sensors II: Linking Acoustic and by Eugenijus Kaniusas

By Eugenijus Kaniusas

The booklet set develops a bridge among physiologic mechanisms and diagnostic human engineering. whereas the 1st quantity is concentrated at the interface among physiologic mechanisms and the ensuing biosignals, this moment quantity is dedicated to the interface among biosignals and biomedical sensors. that's, within the first quantity, the physiologic mechanisms opting for biosignals are defined from the elemental mobile point as much as their complex mutual coordination point. This moment quantity, considers the genesis of acoustic and optic biosignals and the linked sensing know-how from a strategic standpoint. As a novelty, this ebook discusses heterogeneous biosignals inside of a typical body. This body contains either the biosignal formation pathfrom the biosignal resource on the physiological point to biosignal propagation within the physique, and the biosignal sensing direction from the biosignal transmission within the sensor utilized at the physique as much as its conversion to a, often electrical, signal.

Some biosignals come up through the body’s very important features whereas others map those capabilities that show physiological facts to an observer. it really is hugely instructive how sound and lightweight beams have interaction with organic tissues, yielding acoustic and optic biosignals, respectively. mentioned phenomena train much concerning the physics of sound and physics of sunshine (as engineering sciences), and, nonetheless, biology and body structure (as stay sciences). The hugely interdisciplinary nature of biosignals and biomedical sensors is clearly a problem. notwithstanding, it's a worthwhile problem after it's been coped with in a strategic manner, as provided right here. The booklet is meant to have the presence to respond to interesting “Aha!” questions.

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2). To begin with mutual interrelations, the respiration-induced effects on heart sounds will be considered first (A and B in Fig. 17). , intensification of right-sided heart sounds which are generated by closure of the right-sided valves, the tricuspid and pulmonary valve (Fig. 3); • attenuation of left-sided heart sounds, generated by closure of the left-sided valves, the mitral and aortic valve (Fig. 3); 32 4 Sensing by Acoustic Biosignals Heart sounds Cardiac activity A B Lung sounds Snoring sounds C Respiratory activity Fig.

1993). In general, the limitation of qA appears when u equals the velocity of propagating pressure pulse waves along the airway. Likewise, the oscillations occur more readily at a lower qA, provided that the compliance of the airway is high. 20 4 Sensing by Acoustic Biosignals u2 > u1 p2 < p1 (a) u3 ≈ u1 p3 ≈ p1 Airways Tissue u3 ≈ 0 p3 ≈ 0 (b) Tissue A q p 2 , u2 p1 , u1 p3 , u3 A Partial occlusion p3 , u3 p1 , u1 Complete occlusion Fig. 12 (a) Generation of continuous snoring sounds because of an oscillatory narrowing and local constriction of large upper airways; compare widened (bold) and narrowed (dashed) airways.

1997). However, the noisy respiration during sleep, as actually the snoring corresponds to, can not be used as a sole indicator of breathing abnormalities, such as sleep apnea (Wilson et al. 1999). Likewise, snoring lacks specificity for diagnosis of apneas. 1 Formation Aspects 29 450 Hz and another one at around 1 kHz; both peaks probably raised by filtering and modification of the noise in the airway. The latter bursts of sound—superimposed on the noise—also indicate additional sound sources other than air turbulences (turbulent mechanisms), such as intermittent opening and closing of the airway (vocal mechanisms), all sources contributing to the first postapneic snore.

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