Introduction to Signals



All of the parameters we monitor electronically in medicine are simply signals, which have been digitized and transformed into data that the end user is accustomed to seeing. In order to understand how raw data is transformed into something that is easily interpretable at the bedside, it is important to understand the basics of signals and signal analysis which has its roots in principles of basic physics.


Pressure Wave Pulse Oximetry Clinical Monitoring Continuous Signal Lung Sound 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health Care SystemHofstra University School of MedicineHempsteadUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Anesthesiology, Surgery, and Biomedical InformaticsVanderbilt University School of MedicineNashvilleUSA

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