Faculty Advisor

Shonat, Ross D.

Abstract

This project attempts to distinguish between two pulmonary disorders, asthma and pneumonia, using automated analysis of lung sounds. Such an approach minimizes the subjectivity of diagnosis inherent to current practices by physicians. Breath sounds are recorded by a physiological microphone and hardware acquisition system, and then analyzed in software using a two stage algorithm. The first stage detects abnormal lung sounds and second stage makes a diagnosis. A clinical trial was conducted at a pediatric clinic to validate the system.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2005

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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