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    ABSTRACT: An implementation of neonatal cry classification on an embedded platform is presented in this paper. It was perceived that diagnosis of the cause of human baby cry can be aided with an electronic device which can help parents and doctors comfort their baby. The present work gives detail of such a mobile device which runs on Android operating system and includes an Android application for neonatal cry classification. The proposed Android application features automatic detection of neonatal cry, classification of the cry in four classes (“Hunger”, “Pain”, “Wet Diaper” and “Others”), displaying the cause of cry and taking user feedback on each cry. The objective of the device has been tested with an accuracy of around 56% and a confusion matrix on generated test result has been discussed in the results section.
    Point-of-Care Healthcare Technologies (PHT), 2013 IEEE; 01/2013
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    ABSTRACT: This study aims to test the hypothesis that whether caretakers are able to perceive the basic needs of neonates solely based on cry. A database of 315 neonatal cries was built and systematically labeled in postnatal nursery at a government run tertiary hospital at Kolkata. All the cries were labeled as hunger, pain, wet diaper and others constituting 4 different classes. A computer based evaluation system generated fifty or more cries in a random order for participants to listen. Participants were expected to predict the causes of cries after a preliminary training session. A significant proportion of participants were able to classify them into reason based classes. There is a fair agreement in these interpretations among evaluators. Results support our hypothesis. The study indicates the existence of a perceptible component in the cry signal. Auditory feature variations in the neonatal cry are perceptible by the human ears guiding an individual towards an effective need based classification. The study emphasizes the possibilities that adults can be trained to correctly perceive the needs of a baby by using a cry database. Such training systems will definitely improving the care of newborn.
    Medical Informatics and Telemedicine (ICMIT), 2013 Indian Conference on; 01/2013
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    ABSTRACT: Information Systems are needed for modernization of ICUs to deliver better health care services. EHR systems can improve the work flow management in health care delivery. This work proposes a secure web enabled system based on a multi-tier architecture for carrying out routine and special operations of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The system adopts a service oriented approach for execution of various tasks that are performed for managing NICU activities. It also facilitates decision support systems for a number of critical tasks of NICU. A prototype of the system has been installed in the neonatology department of SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, India and the staff of the hospital including doctors, nurses, laboratory personals and technicians are using it in a regular manner.
    Services (SERVICES), 2011 IEEE World Congress on; 08/2011