According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) 2007 scoring manual, the sum of dual respiratory inductive plethysmography signals, RIP-sum, can be used as an alternative signal instead of airflow signal to detect sleep apnea events. In this study, a new method is proposed to detect apnea-hypopnea events using the RIP-sum signal. An event-based metric is used to evaluate the results of the proposed method. The results showed that the RIP-sum signal could be a reliable alternative signal to detect sleep apnea-hypopnea events using the proposed method.

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Keywords apnea-hypopnea syndrome apnea-hypopnea automatic detection, RIP-sum, sleep apnea disorder
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Conference 2018 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, SAS 2018
Azimi, H. (H.), Gilakjani, S.S. (S. Soleimani), Bouchard, M. (M.), Goubran, R, & Knoefel, F. (2018). Automatic apnea-hypopnea events detection using an alternative sensor. In 2018 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, SAS 2018 - Proceedings (pp. 1–5). doi:10.1109/SAS.2018.8336762