Accession Number : AD0428600


Title :   METHODS OF THE MANUAL ANALYSIS OF MULTISOURCE, CONTINUOUSLY RECORDED BIOMEDICAL DATA,


Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF


Personal Author(s) : Nance,J Wilson


Report Date : 30 Jun 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 100


Abstract : This document is the first in a series that attemps to determine the feasibility of applying electronic digital computers to the screening and analysis of biomedical data by examining as closely as possible the analytic logic employed bythe clinical diagnostician. In many cases it has been necessary to avoid specific values, limits, and magnitudes since these factors are determined entirely by the equipment used by the investigator as well as the method employed in the use of the equipment. Specific normals needed for the preparation and operation of programs would have to be determined for the specific case at hand. The following classifications of physiological measurement and their related manual analysis methods included in this report are: electrocardiograph, ballistocardiograph, phonocardiograph, electroencepholograph, electro-oculograph, pneumograph, and galvanic skin response. The report states that the preparation of suitable computer programs to aid the clinical diagnostician requires a basic knowledge of the methods used in the analysis of biomedical data. It condenses the available information on the analysis methods and techniques and provides the programmer with an outline of the manual methods utilized so that he may attempt further feasibility studies on the use of the computer in the screening and analysis of biomedical data. (Author)


Descriptors :   *MEDICINE , *DIGITAL COMPUTERS , DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , TEST METHODS , COMPUTER LOGIC , ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY , BALLISTOCARDIOGRAPHY , ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY , GALVANIC SKIN RESPONSE , MEASUREMENT , PHYSIOLOGY , TABLES(DATA) , PATHOLOGY


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