Bandwidth Reduction of Sleep Information.
TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN ELECTRONICS RESEARCH CENTER
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Many important space and military missions require maximal alertness which is dependent on adequate amounts of rest and sleep. In order to study sleep-wakefulness patterns in realistic space and military situations, it is necessary to monitor the level of arousal with simplified reliable band-limited devices. The limited time bandwidth available for the transmission of sleep information necessitates the development of a technique for data compression. This report describes the possibility of extracting sleep information from heart rate data. Several features of heart rate which contain sleep information are computed and analysis of variance is used to indicate the suitability of these measures in the pattern recognition of sleep stages from heart rate data. Author
- Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering