Kempfner, Jacob1; Jennum, Poul3; Nikolic, Miki3; Christensen, Julie A. E.1; Sorensen, Helge B. D.4
1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Biomedical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark3 Glostrup University Hospital4 Copenhagen Center for Health Technology, Center, Technical University of Denmark
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE
Idiopathic Rapid-Rye-Movement (REM) sleep Behavior Disorder (iRBD) is a strong early marker of Parkinson's Disease and is characterized by REM sleep without atonia (RSWA) and increased phasic muscle activity. Current proposed methods for detecting RSWA assume the presence of a manually scored hypnogram. In this study a full automatic REM sleep detector, using the EOG and EEG channels, is proposed. Based on statistical features, combined with subject specific feature scaling and post-processing of the classifier output, it was possible to obtain an mean accuracy of 0.96 with a mean sensititvity and specificity of 0.94 and 0.96 respectively.
Ieee Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference Proceedings, 2012, Vol 2012, p. 4242-4245