2001 News


Challenge featured in New Scientist

News from: Detecting and Quantifying Apnea Based on the ECG - the PhysioNet Computing in Cardiology Challenge 2000 v1.0.0.

Dec. 15, 2001

PhysioNet's Challenges are the subject of a feature article in New Scientist ("Off-Beat", 15 December 2001, pp. 33-35). The article may be read here (registration required).

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


Exploring Patterns in Nature

Nov. 26, 2001

The latest addition to PhysioNet's growing collection of tutorials is Exploring Patterns in Nature, a set of interactive tutorials focussing on emergent phenomena (random behavior at the smallest scales leading to patterns at larger scales). Subjects include fractal dimension, measuring randomness, physical and chemical branching structures, biological branching patterns, diffusion, percolation, and motion on a fractal.

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


Detrended fluctuation analysis (DFA)

Nov. 11, 2001

New software for detrended fluctuation analysis (DFA) has been posted, together with notes on its use.

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


Results from the Computers in Cardiology Challenge 2001

News from: Predicting Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter - The PhysioNet Computing in Cardiology Challenge 2001 v1.0.0.

Sept. 26, 2001

Final scores have been posted for the Computers in Cardiology Challenge 2001. Thanks to all who participated!

Read more: https://physionet.org/challenge/2001/top-scores.shtml


RCVSIM: a cardiovascular simulator for research

Sept. 19, 2001

RCVSIM is an open-source cardiovascular simulator for research, designed for compatibility with PhysioBank data formats and PhysioToolkit analysis software. The sources are extensively commented to facilitate modifications and extensions to suit the needs of specific research projects, and a comprehensive user's guide is available.

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


Long-term Recordings of Gait Dynamics

Aug. 16, 2001

A new collection of Long-term Recordings of Gait Dynamics: Unconstrained and Metronomic Walking has been added to PhysioBank. Sixty hours of stride interval time series from ten healthy volunteers exhibit long-range correlations in unconstrained walking and anti-correlations during metronomic walking.

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


GTKWave

July 28, 2001

GTKWave is a reimplementation of the original WAVE application for viewing, analyzing, and annotating PhysioBank recordings, with a modern GUI that is portable between Unix and MS-Windows. A beta version of GTKWave is now available, including sources, Linux binaries, and MS-Windows binaries. Please try it out!

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


Computers in Cardiology Challenge 2001

News from: Predicting Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter - The PhysioNet Computing in Cardiology Challenge 2001 v1.0.0.

March 1, 2001

Can paroxysmal atrial fibrillation be predicted? PhysioNet and Computers in Cardiology 2001 challenge you to develop and evaluate a method for doing so, in CinC Challenge 2001, the second in an annual series of open contests aimed at catalyzing research, friendly competition, and wide-ranging collaboration around this clinically important problem. Prizes will be awarded to the most successful participants. Update (21 September): The challenge has ended, and no additional entries will be accepted.. You may still obtain unofficial scores if you wish to try the challenge; look here for further information.

Read more: https://physionet.org/challenge/2001/


PhysioNet featured in ISI Current Web Contents

Jan. 11, 2001

ISI (Institute of Scientific Information, publishers of the Current Contents index of peer-reviewed scholarly journals, books, and proceedings) has selected PhysioNet for inclusion in Current Web Contents, a newly established index of evaluated scholarly web sites.

Read more: https://web.archive.org/web/20010401034017/http://www.isinet.com/isi/products/cc/cwc/webselect.html