Physiological monitoring in neonatal intensive care

Infants receiving intensive care have measurements about their heart rate, blood pressure, saturation of gases in the blood, temperature and other vital signs recorded every second. The resulting time series contain a great deal of information about factors which cannot be examined directly, including the state of health of the infant and the operation of the monitoring equipment. Some temporal patterns are common and easily recognised, such as those associated with problems with monitoring equipment, while others are harder to interpret.

My PhD research involved formulating probabilistic dynamical models for the monitoring of premature babies, in order to make inferences about the state of the baby and the monitoring equipment.

PhD thesis, University of Edinburgh, 2007

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VItal signs monitoring, in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
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Neonate vital signs and typical probe configuration.
unknown-dynamics
Inference problem for unusual physiological dynamics.
Factorial Switching Linear Dynamical System
Factorial Switching Linear Dynamical System