Automatic detection of REM sleep in subjects without atonia

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2012

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Idiopathic Rapid-Rye-Movement (REM) sleep Behavior Disorder (iRBD) is a strong early marker of Parkinson's Disease and is characterized by REM sleep without atonia (RSWA) and increased phasic muscle activity. Current proposed methods for detecting RSWA assume the presence of a manually scored hypnogram. In this study a full automatic REM sleep detector, using the EOG and EEG channels, is proposed. Based on statistical features, combined with subject specific feature scaling and post-processing of the classifier output, it was possible to obtain an mean accuracy of 0.96 with a mean sensititvity and specificity of 0.94 and 0.96 respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Engineering in medicine and biology society conference proceedings
Publication date2012
Pages4242 - 4245
ISBN (print)978-1-4244-4119-8
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEEEngineering in Medicine and Biology Society - San Diego, CA, United States


Conference2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEEEngineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Number2012 EMBC
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: No match on DOI


  • Bioengineering, Communication, Networking & Broadcasting, Components, Circuits, Devices & Systems , Computing & Processing (Hardware/Software), Signal Processing & Analysis
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