2000 News


2000

Gait Dynamics in Neuro-Degenerative Disease

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.

Published: Dec. 21, 2000.


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Long-Term ST Database

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.

Published: Nov. 29, 2000.


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MIT-BIH Atrial Fibrillation Database expanded

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

Published: Nov. 4, 2000.


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BIDMC Congestive Heart Failure Database

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).

Published: Oct. 14, 2000.


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Physiobank Chart-o-matic

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!

Published: Oct. 7, 2000.


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European ST-T Database

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.

Published: Sept. 30, 2000.


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Results from the Computers in Cardiology Challenge 2000

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

Published: Sept. 22, 2000.


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PhysioNet featured in UniSci

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.

Published: Aug. 4, 2000.


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PhysioNet featured in Links2Go Biophysics

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

Published: July 11, 2000.


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New article about PhysioNet

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.

Published: June 28, 2000.


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Over 100 gigabytes served

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).

Published: June 23, 2000.


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Precompiled binaries with NETFILES support

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.

Published: June 11, 2000.


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Challenge entry deadline extended

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.)

Published: April 26, 2000.


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Precompiled binaries for Linux

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

Published: April 26, 2000.


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WFDB Software Package precompiled binaries

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.

Published: April 12, 2000.


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Computers in Cardiology Challenge 2000 open for scoring

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

Published: April 12, 2000.


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Convert signals and annotations to text

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>

Published: April 9, 2000.


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Frequently asked questions and answers

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

Published: April 9, 2000.


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PhysioNet featured in Science's NetWatch

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

Published: April 5, 2000.


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ECG-derived respiration

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.

Published: March 19, 2000.


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PhysioNet featured by HMS Beagle

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

Published: March 17, 2000.


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MIMIC Database

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.

Published: March 15, 2000.


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PhysioTools is now PhysioToolkit

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

Published: Feb. 29, 2000.


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Computers in Cardiology Challenge 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.

Published: Feb. 10, 2000.


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Tutorials and Publications pages expanded

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

Published: Jan. 20, 2000.