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Computer-based lung sound simulation


Kompis, M; Russi, E W (1997). Computer-based lung sound simulation. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 35(3):231-238.

Abstract

An algorithm for the simulation of normal and pathological lung sounds is developed. The simulation algorithm is implemented on a personal computer as well as on a digital signal processor system in real time. Normal, bronchial and tracheal breathing sounds can be generated, and continuous and discontinuous adventitious lung sounds can be added. The attributes of the individual sound components, such as loudness, frequency, duration or number of occurrences within one breathing cycle, are controlled by the user. The quality of the simulations is evaluated by sending audio tapes to 15 experienced pulmonary physicians for a formal assessment. Each tape contains five simulated lung sounds and five real lung sounds from a commercially available teaching tape, presented in random order. Simulated lung sounds are slightly better rated in terms of realism and signal quality when compared to the recordings from the teaching tape. The differences are, however, not significant. 13 out of the 15 physicians feel that computer-based lung sound simulators would be a useful and desirable teaching tool for auscultation courses

Abstract

An algorithm for the simulation of normal and pathological lung sounds is developed. The simulation algorithm is implemented on a personal computer as well as on a digital signal processor system in real time. Normal, bronchial and tracheal breathing sounds can be generated, and continuous and discontinuous adventitious lung sounds can be added. The attributes of the individual sound components, such as loudness, frequency, duration or number of occurrences within one breathing cycle, are controlled by the user. The quality of the simulations is evaluated by sending audio tapes to 15 experienced pulmonary physicians for a formal assessment. Each tape contains five simulated lung sounds and five real lung sounds from a commercially available teaching tape, presented in random order. Simulated lung sounds are slightly better rated in terms of realism and signal quality when compared to the recordings from the teaching tape. The differences are, however, not significant. 13 out of the 15 physicians feel that computer-based lung sound simulators would be a useful and desirable teaching tool for auscultation courses

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1 May 1997
Deposited On:14 Dec 2018 17:41
Last Modified:18 Dec 2018 02:28
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0140-0118
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/bf02530043
Related URLs:https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?lookfor=nationallicencespringer101007BF02530043 (Library Catalogue)

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