1999 News


QT Database

Nov. 16, 1999

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.

Read more: https://physionet.org/physiobank/database/qtdb/doc/


New Publications page

Oct. 28, 1999

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.

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


New Tutorials page

Oct. 28, 1999

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!

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


Reading PhysioBank recordings without downloading

Sept. 17, 1999

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.

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


PhysioLab is now PhysioTools

Sept. 10, 1999

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

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


Searching PhysioNet

Sept. 9, 1999

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

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


Web server online

Aug. 5, 1999

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

Read more: https://physionet.org/


PhysioBank Archives

Aug. 3, 1999

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.

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


Guidelines for contributors

June 26, 1999

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


Year 2000 Readiness Disclosure

June 22, 1999

Read more: https://physionet.org/y2k.shtml


WFDB Software Package source tree online

June 18, 1999

The WFDB Software Package source tree is now fully browsable.

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


Prototype web server online

June 12, 1999

Our prototype web server is now on-line!

Read more: https://physionet.org/


WFDB Software Package

June 12, 1999

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.

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


Samples of PhysioBank data

June 12, 1999

Samples of PhysioBank data may be downloaded.

Read more: https://physionet.org/physiobank/physiobank-intro.shtml


physionet.org registered

June 7, 1999

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