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ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)


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Nagib C. Callaos


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New Electronic Technology Applied in Flexible Organic Optical System
Andre F. S. Guedes, Vilmar P. Guedes, Simone Tartari, Mônica L. Souza, Idaulo J. Cunha
(pages: 1-4)

The Internet as Social System: Applying Margaret Archer's Theory of Morphogenesis to Hypermedia Communication
Dee Pratt
(pages: 5-9)

Near Real Time Discovery and Conversion of Open Source Information to a Reward Matrix
Mark Rahmes, Kathy Wilder, Harlan Yates, Kevin Fox
(pages: 10-15)

A Model of Inter and Multi Disciplinary Domains, and their Mutual Interactions
Ophir Dan
(pages: 16-20)

Discovery of Strong Association Rules for Attributes from Data for Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
Shen Lu, Alfred Sears, Joseph Radich, Richard Segall, Thomas Hahn
(pages: 21-26)

Interactive Level Design for iOS Assignment Delivery: A Case Study
Anson Brown, Alireza Tavakkoli, Donald Loffredo, Hashimul Ehsan
(pages: 27-38)

Towards an Understanding of the Impacts of Localized Real Case Studies
Mathews Nkhoma, Narumon Sriratanaviriyakul, Hiep Cong Pham, Tri Khai Lam, Quynh Bao Nhu Nguyen
(pages: 39-45)

Computational Analysis of the 2415-3S Airfoil Aerodynamic Performance
Luis Velázquez-Araque, Jirí Nožicka
(pages: 46-51)

Time and Frequency Resource Allocation Using Graph Theory in OFDMA Wireless Mesh Networks
Miri Priesler (Moreno), Arie Reichman
(pages: 52-57)

The Peer Review Process: An Expanded Role for Repositories
Joanna Richardson, Malcolm Wolski
(pages: 58-62)

Organic Matter Effect on Glomus Intrarradices in Beans (Phaseolus Vulgaris L.) Growth Cultivated in Soils with Two Sources of Water under Greenhouse Conditions
A. K. Gardezi, S. R. Márquez-Berber, B. Figueroa-Sandoval, G. Almaguer-Vargas, U. Larqué-Saavedra, M. J. Escalona-Maurice
(pages: 63-68)

Interactive Pre-Simulation Strategies: Engaging Students in Experiential Learning from the Start
Beverly J. D. Bye
(pages: 69-75)

Separation-Mixing as a Model of Composition Evolution of any Nature
Tomas G. Petrov
(pages: 76-81)

Creative Engineering for 2020
Sami Khorbotly, Mark M. Budnik
(pages: 82-90)


 

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An Algorithm for Filtering Electrocardiograms to Improve Nonlinear Feature Extraction

Mohammad Bahmanyar, Wamadeva Balachandran


This paper introduces an algorithm for removing high frequency noise components from electrocardiograms (ECGs) based on Savitzky-Golay finite duration impulse response (FIR) smoothing filter. The peaks of R waves and the points at which Q waves end and S waves start are detected for all beats. These points are used to separate the low amplitude parts of the ECG in each beat, which are most affected by high frequency noise. The Savitzky-Golay smoothing algorithm is then applied to these parts of the ECG and the resultant filtered signals are added back to their corresponding QRS parts. The effect of high frequency noise removal on nonlinear features such as largest Lyapunov exponent and minimum embedding dimension is also investigated. Performance of the filter has been compared with an equiripple low pass filter and wavelet de-noising.

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