2016 News


New Database Added: neuroQWERTY MIT-CSXPD

Dec. 20, 2016

The neuroQWERTY MIT-CSXPD database contains keystroke logs collected from 85 subjects with and without parkinsons disease (PD). This dataset has been collected and analyzed in order to indicate that the routine interaction with computer keyboards can be used to detect motor signs in the early stages of PD.

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


New Toolkit Added: CHARIS GUI

Dec. 16, 2016

The Cerebral Haemodynamic Autoregulatory Information System (CHARIS) GUI toolkit contains a Matlab GUI used to display and process intracranial pressure features and relationships with other physiological signals.

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


New Database Added: ECGDMMLD

Sept. 15, 2016

The ECG effects of Dofetilide, Moxifloxacin, Dofetilide+Mexiletine, Dofetilide+Lidocaine and Moxifloxacin+Diltiazem in Healthy Subjects database contains data from a randomized, double-blind, 5-period crossover clinical trial in healthy male and female subjects, 18 to 35 years of age, to compare the electrophysiological response of hERG potassium channel blocking drugs with and without the addition of late sodium or calcium channel blocking drugs.

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


Database Updated: MSSVEPDB

Sept. 3, 2016

The MAMEM steady state visually evoked potentials database has been updated with a third experimental dataset.

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


New Database Added: ECGRDVQ

July 26, 2016

The ECG Effects of Ranolazine, Dofetilide, Verapamil, and Quinidine in Healthy Subjects database contains multi-channel ECG recordings of subjects partaking in a randomized, double-blind, 5-period crossover clinical trial aimed at comparing the effects of four known QT prolonging drugs versus placebo on electrophysiological and other clinical parameters.

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


New Database Added: LTMM

June 20, 2016

The Long Term Movement Monitoring database contains 3-day 3D accelerometer recordings of 71 elder community residents, used to study gait, stability, and fall risk.

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


New Database Added: IACCD

June 9, 2016

The Indwelling Arterial Catheter Clinical dataset contains clinical data for 1776 patients from the MIMIC-II clinical database. It was the basis for the article: Hsu DJ, et al. The association between indwelling arterial catheters and mortality in hemodynamically stable patients with respiratory failure: A propensity score analysis. Chest, 148(6):1470–1476, Aug. 2015. This dataset was also used by Raffa et al. in Chapter 5 "Data Analysis" of the forthcoming book: Secondary Analysis of Electronic Health Records, published by Springer in 2016.

Read more: https://physionet.org/physiobank/database/mimic2-iaccd/


Database Updated: MSSVEPDB

June 8, 2016

The MAMEM steady state visually evoked potentials database containing 256 channel EEG recordings of 11 subjects under the stimulation of flickering lights has been expanded with a second experimental dataset.

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


New Database Added: HBEDB

May 19, 2016

The Human Balance Evaluation database contains force platform recordings from 193 subjects undergoing stabilography tests.

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


New Database Added: FECGSYNDB

April 29, 2016

The fetal ECG synthetic database is a large database of simulated adult and non-invasive fetal ECG (NI-FECG) signals, which provides a robust resource that enables reproducible research in the field. The data is generated using the FECGSYN simulator (visit website).

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


PhysioNet Receives Major Award

April 19, 2016

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) announced that the Foundation’s highest honor, the Laufman-Greatbatch Award for 2016, was being awarded for the creation and development of the PhysioNet Resource.

Read more: http://www.aami.org/professionaldevelopment/content.aspx?ItemNumber=1069&navItemNumber=644


New Database Added: SGAMP

April 15, 2016

The Squid Giant Axon Membrane Potential database contains single-unit neuronal recordings of squid giant axons in response to stimulus currents. The membrane potential and stimulus current are given for a total of 170 trials across 8 different axons.

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


New Database Added: MSSVEPDB

April 15, 2016

The MAMEM steady state visually evoked potentials database contains 256 channel EEG recordings of 11 subjects under the stimulation of flickering lights.

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


New Software Package Added: MPP

April 12, 2016

The Multiscale Poincare Plots package contains MATLAB scripts used to visualize time series by plotting Poincare plots of the original signal course grained at multiple time scales.

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


New Software Package Added: HSS

April 10, 2016

The Logistic Regression HSMM based Heart Sound Segmentation package contains MATLAB code used to segment phonocardiogram (PCG) recordings, and detect the four states of the heart cycle. This state of the art segmentation code by Springer is used in the sample entry of the 2016 PhysioNet/CinC Challenge.

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


New software package added to PhysioToolkit: MHRV

March 9, 2016

The newly contributed software for Modeling of Heart Rate Variability Including the Effect of Sleep Stages implements a model for simulating healthy nighttime heart rate variability based on the properties of sleep observed in real data. Also included are 20 RR time series generated by the model. The model was first proposed in “Modeling heart rate variability including the effect of sleep stages,” by Soliński et al in CHAOS 26, 023101 (2016).

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


PhysioNet/CinC Challenge 2016

March 4, 2016

We are pleased to announce the 2016 PhysioNet/Computing in Cardiology Challenge: Classification of Normal/Abnormal Heart Sound Recordings. For this year's Challenge, we have released a collection of 3,125 phonocardiograms from a variety of clinical and non-clinical sources. We invite participants to develop algorithms to determine, based on a short heart sound recording, whether the patient should be referred on for an expert diagnosis.

Read more: https://physionet.org/challenge/2016/


New software package added to PhysioToolkit: TEWP

March 4, 2016

The Transfer Entropy With Partitioning package is a repository of MATLAB functions that can estimate transfer entropy (information flow) from one time series to another using a non-parametric partitioning algorithm. Also included is an example data set that the implemented algorithms can be applied to.

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


New Database Added: MMGDB

March 4, 2016

The MMG Database contains uterine magnetomyographic (MMG) signals recorded using the 151 channel SARA (SQUID Array for Reproductive Assessment) system installed at UAMS, Little Rock, USA.

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


New Database Added: PRCP

Feb. 18, 2016

The Physiologic Response to Changes in Posture Database contains a collection of physiological recordings (ECG and ABP) from tenhealthy subjects in response to a slow tilt, a fast tilt, and a standing-up maneuver.

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