Identification of Slow Wave Propagation in the Multichannel (EGG) Electrogastrographical Signal

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 242)

Abstract

The aim of this research is to examine the effectiveness of combining two methods Independent Component Analysis (ICA) and adaptive filtering for identifying the slow waves propagation from cutaneous multichannel electrogastrographical signal (EGG). The 3 cycle per minute (3 cpm) gastric pacesetter potential so-called slow wave is fundamental electrical phenomenon of stomach. Slow waves determine the propagation and maximum frequency of stomach contractions. Appropriate spread of gastric contractions is a key for the correct stomach emptying whereas delay this action causes various gastric disorders, such as bloating, vomiting or unexplained nausea. Parameters depict EGG properties mostly based on spectral analysis and information about slow waves spread and coupling are totaly lost, so new methods for studying slow wave propagation are really desired.

Keywords

electrogastrography slow wave propagation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biosensors and Processing of Biomedical SignalsSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland

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