1999 News


1999

QT Database

The QT Database is now on-line, with over 100 fifteen-minute two-lead ECG recordings (many excerpted from other databases), with onset, peak, and end markers for P, QRS, T, and (where present) U waves of from 30 to 50 selected beats in each recording.

Published: Nov. 16, 1999.


1999

New Publications page

The PhysioNet Publications pages have been started, with the contribution of a paper on human gait maturation together with the raw data on which the study was based (now a Class 2 database available from the PhysioBank on-line archives). Look for more papers and data in the coming weeks and months. If you have data or software that may be of interest to other users of PhysioNet, and a related publication, please consider contributing a copy of your publication and its supporting data or software to the Publications pages. We also encourage contributions of publications that make use of existing PhysioBank data or PhysioTools software.

Published: Oct. 28, 1999.


1999

New Tutorials page

The first of a planned series of tutorials is now available. These tutorials emphasize hands-on exploration of the data and software available via PhysioNet. The first tutorial introduces detrended fluctuation analysis and approximate entropy in the context of studying changes in gait and heart rate dynamics with age and disease. Your feedback is welcome!

Published: Oct. 28, 1999.


1999

Reading PhysioBank recordings without downloading

Now available: a beta version of the WFDB software package, with built-in HTTP and FTP client support for WFDB applications. It is possible to view and analyze PhysioBank recordings using any of these applications without downloading them to local storage first, and without the use of a web browser.

Published: Sept. 17, 1999.


1999

PhysioLab is now PhysioTools

The software component of the resource, formerly known as PhysioLab, has been renamed PhysioTools.

Published: Sept. 10, 1999.


1999

Searching PhysioNet

The text of the PhysioNet web site is now indexed and searchable.

Published: Sept. 9, 1999.


1999

Web server online

www.physionet.org is up and running, in preparation for a full-scale launch of PhysioNet in September. Your comments are welcome!

Published: Aug. 5, 1999.


1999

PhysioBank Archives

The PhysioBank Archives have been established, with over two gigabytes of data now available for downloading. An Introduc tion to the PhysioBank Archives is available, with links to excerpts from many databases.

Published: Aug. 3, 1999.


1999

Guidelines for contributors

Guidelines for contributors added.

Published: June 26, 1999.


1999

Year 2000 Readiness Disclosure

Year 2000 Readiness Disclosure added.

Published: June 22, 1999.


1999

WFDB Software Package source tree online

The WFDB Software Package source tree is now fully browsable.

Published: June 18, 1999.


1999

Prototype web server online

Our prototype web server is now on-line!

Published: June 12, 1999.


1999

WFDB Software Package

A preview of the WFDB Software Package may now be downloaded in source form. This is a GPLed successor to the DB Software Package from MIT, now incorporating the WAVE and WVIEW interactive visualization tools.

Published: June 12, 1999.


1999

Samples of PhysioBank data

Samples of PhysioBank data may be downloaded.

Published: June 12, 1999.


1999

physionet.org registered

Our domain name, physionet.org, has been registered.

Published: June 7, 1999.