Breathing Sounds Characteristics Correlates with Structural Changes of Upper Airway in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Moussavi, Zahra ;   Elwali, Ahmed Khalil ;   Soltanzadeh, Ramin ;   MacGregor, Cameron Andrew ;   Lithgow, Brian

Tags Signal processing in physiological systemsTime-frequency analysis of biosignals

This paper reports on a pilot study of acoustic properties of respiratory sounds in relation to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Data were…

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Effect of Viewing Mode on Pathfinding in Immersive Virtual Reality

White, Paul ;   Byagowi, Ahmad ;   Moussavi, Zahra

Tags Rehabilitation – Virtual realityHuman performance – CognitionRehabilitation – Cognition

The use of Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) to view Virtual Reality Environments (VREs) has received much attention recently. This paper reports…

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Effects of Changing in the Neck Circumference during Sleep on Snoring Sound Characteristics

Saha, Shumit ;   Taheri, Mahsa ;   Moussavi, Zahra ;   Yadollahi, Azadeh

Tags Time-frequency analysis of biosignals

Rostral fluid shift during sleep from the lower body part into the neck can increase neck circumference (NC) and narrow the upper airway….

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Investigating the Feasibility of EVestG Assessment for Screening Concussion

Suleiman, Abed ;   Lithgow, Brian ;   Mansouri, Behzad ;   Moussavi, Zahra

Tags Sensory neuroprostheses – VestibularNeurological disorders – Traumatic brain injuryNeurological disorders – Diagnostic and evaluation techniques

Electrovestibulography (EVestGTM) is a new technology that objectively measures the vestibular response. It has the potential to objectively,…

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Tendency to Overestimate the Explicit Time Interval in Relation to Aging and Cognitive Decline

Ranjbar Pouya, Omid ;   Kelly, Debbie ;   Moussavi, Zahra

Tags Brain physiology and modeling – Cognition, memory, perceptionNeurological disorders – Diagnostic and evaluation techniquesHuman performance – Cognition

Age-related deficits in explicit time perception has been reported by some studies. However, the findings are inconsistent about the…

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Upper Airway Resistance Changes from Inspiration to Expiration during Wakefulness is a Predictor of Sleep Apnea: A Pilot Study

Soltanzadeh, Ramin ;   Moussavi, Zahra

Tags Time-frequency analysis of biosignals

Upper airway structure is known to be affected in individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In this pilot study, we investigated whether…

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