2000 News


Gait Dynamics in Neuro-Degenerative Disease

Dec. 21, 2000

A database of Gait Dynamics in Neuro-Degenerative Disease has been added to PhysioBank. This database includes recordings of gait from subjects with Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and healthy controls.

Read more: https://physionet.org/physiobank/database/gaitndd/


Long-Term ST Database

Nov. 29, 2000

Five complete (21 to 24 hour) records from the Long-Term ST Database have been contributed to PhysioBank, together with a pair of papers describing the database [1, 2]. This six-year multinational project is nearing completion. These are the first recordings to be made available from this database.

Read more: https://physionet.org/physiobank/database/ltstdb/


MIT-BIH Atrial Fibrillation Database expanded

Nov. 4, 2000

Previously unreleased signal files for the MIT-BIH Atrial Fibrillation Database have been added to PhysioBank.

Read more: https://physionet.org/physiobank/database/afdb/


BIDMC Congestive Heart Failure Database

Oct. 14, 2000

The BIDMC Congestive Heart Failure Database has been added to PhysioBank. This database includes fifteen 20-hour recordings of patients with severe heart failure (NYHA class 3-4).

Read more: https://physionet.org/physiobank/database/chfdb/


Physiobank Chart-o-matic

Oct. 7, 2000

The Chart-o-matic is now available for viewing PhysioBank data within any web browser capable of rendering PNG images (such as those on this page). Please try it out!

European ST-T Database

Sept. 30, 2000

Over half of the European ST-T Database is now freely accessible in PhysioBank, thanks to the support of the European Society of Cardiology and the creators of the database.

Read more: https://physionet.org/physiobank/database/edb/


Results from the Computers in Cardiology Challenge 2000

Sept. 22, 2000

Final scores for Computers in Cardiology Challenge 2000 are now posted. Thanks to all who participated in this outstandingly successful event!

Read more: https://physionet.org/challenge/2000/top-scores.shtml


PhysioNet featured in UniSci

Aug. 4, 2000

PhysioNet is the subject of a feature article published by the daily science news service UniSci today. The article highlights the highly successful Computers in Cardiology Challenge 2000, which has stimulated efforts by researchers worldwide to develop methods for detecting and quantifying sleep apnea using the ECG only, and to evaluate these methods using a large database available from PhysioBank.

Read more: https://web.archive.org/web/20001210050700/http://unisci.com/stories/20003/0804004.htm


PhysioNet featured in Links2Go Biophysics

July 11, 2000

PhysioNet has been selected as one of 23 "Key Resources" on the web in biophysics.

Read more: https://web.archive.org/web/20000820090622/http://www.links2go.net/topic/Biophysics


New article about PhysioNet

June 28, 2000

Our article titled PhysioBank, PhysioToolkit, and PhysioNet: Components of a New Research Resource for Complex Physiologic Signals has just been published in Circulation. By special arrangement this article can be read on Circulation's web site without restrictions. If you make use of data or software from PhysioNet, please cite this article.

Read more: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/101/23/e215.full


Over 100 gigabytes served

June 23, 2000

The master PhysioNet web server at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts has been visited from over 10,000 different locations in about 70 countries around the world during its first 10 months of operation. During that period it has delivered more than 100 gigabytes of data (not including data transmitted to or by the PhysioNet mirrors).

Precompiled binaries with NETFILES support

June 11, 2000

Precompiled binaries (ready-to-run versions) of the WFDB Software Package for 32-bit MS-Windows (95/98/NT/2000) and Sol aris now include NETFILES support (built-in HTTP and FTP client support, making it possible to view and analyze PhysioBank recordings without downloading them to local storage, and without a web browser). This feature has been available under Linux since last September.

Precompiled binaries without NETFILES support are now available for HP-UX as well.

Read more: https://physionet.org/physiotools/binaries/


Challenge entry deadline extended

April 26, 2000

The deadline for entries in the Computers in Cardiology Challenge 2000 has been extended. (The deadline for submitting abstracts for the conference has not changed, however.)

Read more: https://physionet.org/challenge/2000/


Precompiled binaries for Linux

April 26, 2000

The WFDB Software Package is now available in RPM form for easy installation under Linux.

Read more: https://physionet.org/physiotools/binaries/linux/


WFDB Software Package precompiled binaries

April 12, 2000

Precompiled binaries (executables) of the WFDB Software Package for 32-bit MS-Windows (95/98/NT/2000) have been added to those previously available for Linux, MS-DOS and 16-bit MS-Windows, Solaris, and SunOS.

Read more: https://physionet.org/physiotools/binaries/


Computers in Cardiology Challenge 2000 open for scoring

April 12, 2000

Entrants in the Computers in Cardiology Challenge 2000 can now submit their results for s coring.

Read more: https://physionet.org/physiobank/database/apnea-ecg/challenge/


Convert signals and annotations to text

April 9, 2000

Binary annotation and signal files from PhysioBank can now be converted to text format from your web browser. The conversions are performed using rdann and <tt>rdsamp </tt><tt>, two utilities from the WFDB software package that can also be downloaded and run on your own computer for greater flexibility.</tt>

Frequently asked questions and answers

April 9, 2000

A list of frequently asked questions (with answers) is now available.

Read more: https://physionet.org/faq.shtml


PhysioNet featured in Science's NetWatch

April 5, 2000

Science's NetWatch features PhysioNet in its issue of 31 March 2000. (A subscription or free registration is required to visit this site.)

Read more: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/287/5462/netwatch


ECG-derived respiration

March 19, 2000

Software for deriving a respiration signal from one or two ECG signals using the EDR technique, the original paper that describes this technique, and a second paper describing applications of the EDR, are now available in PhysioToolkit.

Read more: https://physionet.org/physiotools/edr/edr.c


PhysioNet featured by HMS Beagle

March 17, 2000

PhysioNet has been chosen as HMS Beagle's "Web Pick of the Day".

Read more: https://web.archive.org/web/20000407180147/http://www.biomednet.com/hmsbeagle


MIMIC Database

March 15, 2000

Periodic measurements of physiologic variables (such as heart rate, blood pressure, respiration rate, and oxygen saturation) are now available for all 121 records of the MIMIC Database. These data amount to nearly 200 patient-days of continuous recordings from over 90 ICU patients.

Read more: https://physionet.org/physiobank/database/mimicdb/


PhysioTools is now PhysioToolkit

Feb. 29, 2000

PhysioToolkit is the new name for our library of open-source software, formerly known as PhysioTools.

Read more: https://physionet.org/physiotools/


Computers in Cardiology Challenge 2000

Feb. 10, 2000

Can sleep apnea be detected using the ECG only? PhysioNet and Computers in Cardiology 2000 challenge you to develop and evaluate a method for doing so, in CinC Challenge 2000, an open contest aimed at catalyzing research, friendly competition, and wide-ranging collaboration around this clinically important problem. Prizes will be awarded to the most successful participants.

Read more: https://physionet.org/challenge/2000/


Tutorials and Publications pages expanded

Jan. 20, 2000

See the additions to the Tutorials and Publications sections of PhysioNet.

Read more: https://physionet.org/tutorials/