Accession Number:

ADA409354

Title:

Biosleep: A Comprehensive Sleep Analysis System

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OXFORD UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM) DEPT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE

Report Date:

2001-10-25

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Traditionally the analysis of sleep has used two distinct manual EEC analysis methods one for general structure, the other for short time-scale events. Both methods suffer from high levels of inter-expert variability. In this paper we present a system which uses a neural net network classifier to analyze each second of sleep. Post-processing techniques are described which result in outputs which mimic both of the traditional manual analysis methods. This combination of methods results in a comprehensive sleep analysis system providing information on both the macro and microstructure of sleep. Our results show that it is possible to use a combined approach to sleep analysis and that there is strong correlation between expert scoring and the post-processed neural network output.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE