Validation of a novel automatic sleep spindle detector with high performance during sleep in middle aged subjects

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Many of the automatic sleep spindle detectors currently used to analyze sleep EEG are either validated on young subjects or not validated thoroughly. The purpose of this study is to develop and validate a fast and reliable sleep spindle detector with high performance in middle aged subjects. An automatic sleep spindle detector using a bandpass filtering approach and a time varying threshold was developed. The validation was done on sleep epochs from EEG recordings with manually scored sleep spindles from 13 healthy subjects with a mean age of 57.9 ± 9.7 years. The sleep spindle detector reached a mean sensitivity of 84.6 % and a mean specificity of 95.3 %. The sleep spindle detector can be used to obtain measures of spindle count and density together with quantitative measures such as the mean spindle frequency, mean spindle amplitude, and mean spindle duration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Engineering in medicine and biology society conference proceedings
Publication date2012
Pages4250 - 4253
ISBN (Print)9781424441198
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS - San Diego, California, United States
Duration: 28 Aug 20121 Sep 2012


Conference34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, California
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