Time-Frequency Ridge Analysis of Sleep Stage Transitions

C. Mccausland, P. Biglarbeigi, R. Bond, G. Yadollahikhales, D. Finlay

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The development of automated sleep apnea detection algorithms is an emerging topic of interest [1], [2]. The main aim of automation is to reduce the time and cost associated with manually scoring polysomnogram (PSG) tests [3]. To automate the process, traditional algorithms attempt to mimic the human observer by implementing a series of predefined rules, such as the American Academy of Sleep Medicine's (AASM) scoring guidelines [4]. Recently, data driven methods have emerged [5]. Electroencephalogram (EEG) frequency is known to be an important feature for both the human observer and data driven methods for sleep staging classification. This study presents the initial findings for a novel approach to sleep stage analysis. EEG time-frequency analysis is used to characterise the dominant frequency with respect to time, specifically at the point of sleep stage transition. Poor inter-scorer agreement at sleep stage transitions is a noted limitation of current manual and automated methods as the point of transition is poorly defined [6]. The goal of this study is to further discuss on the topic of sleep staging automation and explore alternative and novel features to improve the inter-scorer reliability of sleep staging
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium (SPMB)
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-7029-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-7030-8
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 19 Jan 2023
Event2022 IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium (SPMB) - Philadelphia, PA, USA
Duration: 3 Dec 20223 Dec 2022

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Name2022 IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium, SPMB 2022 - Proceedings


Conference2022 IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium (SPMB)

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