Ilde Lorato

Ilde Lorato
Imec Netherlands

PhD

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Education
September 2014 - April 2017
Università di Pisa
Field of study
  • Biomedical Engineering

Publications

Publications (10)
Conference Paper
Motion patterns in newborns contain important information. Motion patterns change upon maturation and changes in the nature of motion may precede critical clinical events such as the onset of sepsis, seizures and apneas. However, in clinical practice, motion monitoring is still limited to observations by caregivers. In this study, we investigated a...
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Both Respiratory Flow (RF) and Respiratory Motion (RM) are visible in thermal recordings of infants. Monitoring these two signals usually requires landmark detection for the selection of a region of interest. Other approaches combine respiratory signals coming from both RF and RM, obtaining a Mixed Respiratory (MR) signal. The detection and classif...
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Aiming at continuous unobtrusive respiration monitoring, motion robustness is paramount. However, some types of motion can completely hide the respiration information and the detection of these events is required to avoid incorrect rate estimations. Therefore, this work proposes a motion detector optimized to specifically detect severe motion of in...
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Respiration is monitored in neonatal wards using chest impedance (CI), which is obtrusive and can cause skin damage to the infants. Therefore, unobtrusive solutions based on infrared thermography are being investigated. This work proposes an algorithm to merge multiple thermal camera views and automatically detect the pixels containing respiration...
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Apnea detection is extremely important in neonatal settings because hypoxia can lead to permanent impairment. Short cessations of breathing are very common in infants and could be used for example for the prediction of longer apneas. The aim of this study is to investigate the accuracy of our on-line cessation of breathing detector. Signals obtaine...
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Low-resolution thermal cameras have already been used in the detection of respiratory flow. However, microbolometer technology has a high production cost compared to thermopile arrays. In this work, the feasibility of using a thermopile array to detect respiratory flow has been investigated in multiple settings. To prove the concept, we tested the...
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Various medical systems exist for monitoring people in daily life, but they typically require the patient to wear a device, which can create discomfort and can limit long-term use. Contactless vital-sign monitoring would be preferable, but such technology is challenging to develop as it involves weak signals that need to be accurately detected with...
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A continuous wave Doppler radar, operating as a phase-locked-loop in phase demodulator configuration, is proposed and in vivo demonstrated for noncontact vital signs monitoring. The radar architecture exhibits a unique precision in tracking the phase modulation caused by human cardiopulmonary activity from which heartbeat and respiration can simult...
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Unobtrusive measurement of vital signs is a research topic of increasing interest, both due to the advances in different technologies and the need for a more patient-centered healthcare. A limitation of such measurements is their sensitivity to motion artefacts, which challenges their use in daily life activities. In the present work, a novel syste...
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A Doppler radar operating as a Phase-Locked-Loop (PLL) in frequency demodulator configuration is presented and discussed. The proposed radar presents a unique architecture, using a single channel mixer, and allows to detect contactless vital signs parameters while solving the null point issue and without requiring the small angle approximation cond...