Methods and systems for real time breath rate determination with limited processor resources

  • US 20060178591A1
  • Filed: 11/21/2005
  • Published: 08/10/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/19/2004
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A computer-implemented median method for recognizing occurrences of breaths in respiratory signals comprising:

  • receiving digitized respiratory signals having tidal volume information;

    filtering the received respiratory signals to limit artifacts of a duration less than a selected duration; and

    recognizing breaths in the filtered respiratory signals, wherein a breath is recognized when amplitude deviations in filtered tidal volume signals exceed a selected threshold fraction of an average of a plurality of previously recognized breaths.

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