Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XVI

Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XVI

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Swallowing sound recognition is an important task in bioengineering that could be employed in systems for automated swallowing assessment and diagnosis of abnormally high rate of swallowing (aerophagia) [1], which is the primary mode of ingesting excessive amounts of air, and swallowing dysfunction (dysphagia) [2]-[5], that may lead to aspiration, choking, and even death. Dysphagia represents a major problem in rehabilitation of stroke and head injury patients. In current clinical practice videofluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS) is the gold standard for diagnosis of swallowing disorders. However, VFSS is a ti- consuming procedure performed only in a clinical setting. VFSS also results in some radiation exposure. Therefore, various non-invasive methods are proposed for swallowing assessment based on evaluation of swallowing signals, recorded by microphones and/or accelerometers and analyzed by digital signal processing techniques [2]-[5]. Swallowing sounds are caused by a bolus passing through pharynx. It is possible to use swallowing sounds to determine pharyngeal phase of the swallow and characteristics of the bolus [2].... neighbourhood search for the nurse rostering problem, European Journal of Operational Research, 2, 330-341, 2008. ... A decomposition, construction and postprocessing approach for a specific nurse rostering problem, MISTAa#39;05, 397- 406. ... European Journal of Operational Research, 151, 447-460, 2003 [11] B. M. W. Cheng, J. H. M. Lee, and J. A. C. K. Wu. ... of Operational Research, 130, 449-467, 2001 [15] J. Hooke, Integrated Methods for Optimization, Springer, 2006 [16]anbsp;...

Title:Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XVI
Author:Tony Allen, Richard Ellis, Miltos Petridis
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-06-07


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