A new article describing the latest results in blind source separation applied to cardiac signals has been accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Sep 2011.
More than 100 auscultations have already been performed in real patients during routine clinical inspections at Real Hospital Português using the new DigiScope prototype.
The first version of the DigiScope prototype has been successfully deployed in two Hospitals, where it is being used in current clinical practice in a Primary Care environment. These are the Real Hospital Português in Recife, Brazil, and the Centro Hospitalar do Alto Ave in Guimarães, Portugal. The current version can collect, transmit and record heart sounds without interfering with clinical routine, allowing the manual annotation of the collected data. Prototype usability studies have begun, and a database of auscultations collected from real patients in real Hospital environments is being populated with new auscultations every day.
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