Spirometry function based COPD detection and staging

Wikipedia states that Spirometry (meaning the measurement of breath) is the most common of the pulmonary function tests, measuring lung function, specifically the amount (volume) and/or speed (flow) of air that can be inhaled and exhaled. Spirometry is an important tool used for generating pneumotachographs, which are helpful in assessing conditions such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Presently accepted methods for COPD are based on the selection of a few specific points from the output graph and they are not reliable enough. In this project, we develop additional more robust measures for staging COPD.

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Arie Nakhmani joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UAB as an assistant professor in 2013. Prior to that, he completed his postdoctoral training at Georgia Tech and Boston University. He is an Associate Scientist in the Comprehensive Cancer Center and director of the ANRY lab at UAB. He is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters on robust control, machine learning, signal and image analysis.

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