Routinely Collected Critical Care Data|
28 October 2013 14:00:00 EDT
Two upcoming events at MIT will be of interest to users of the MIMIC
II Databases. The first is
the Critical Data Marathon, a weekend event (3-5
January 2014) run in partnership with Sana Mobile
Medicine. The Critical Data Marathon will bring together teams of
engineers and clinicians to develop tools and crowd-source knowledge
and insight in clinical data, with a hands-on data mining workshop
using the MIMIC II Clinical Database. The second event is a
conference, Critical Data, on 7 January 2014, which aims to bring
together clinicians, clinical researchers, and data scientists to
discusss the opportunities and challenges surrounding meaningful reuse
of clinical data. Remote participation is possible for those unable
to attend these events at MIT.
Collection of Annotated Polysomnograms Grows
24 October 2013 16:00:00 EDT
A greatly expanded version of the Sleep-EDF Database, of which a small
subset was previously contributed in 2002, is now available in
PhysioBank. The database now includes 61 full-night polysomnograms of
healthy subjects and of subjects with mild difficulty falling asleep,
with accompanying expert annotations of sleep stages.
Noninvasive Fetal ECG: Results of the
24 October 2013 15:00:00 EDT
Over 60 teams of participants from around the world participated in the
PhysioNet/CinC Challenge 2013.
The scores of the top-ranking
teams have been posted. Also available are
the slides presented by the 28
participants who discussed their work during sessions dedicated to the Challenge
at Computing in Cardiology 2013 in Zaragoza, Spain.
WFDB Toolbox for MATLAB
22 August 2013 16:50:00 EDT
The WFDB Toolbox for MATLAB is a collection of MATLAB functions for reading,
writing, and manipulating (processing) PhysioBank data, implemented as system
calls to WFDB Software Package applications through Java and MATLAB wrappers.
A new implementation of the toolbox provides faster operation and a
significantly expanded set of functions.
Big Data is a Big Deal for Biomedical Research
29 April 2013 11:40:00 EDT
PhysioNet is one of four NIH-supported initiatives highlighted in a
recent White House blog entry about accelerating the pace of discovery
through the use of Big Data. (The others are
the Human Connectome Project,
the BRAIN Initiative, and
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