Classification of cardiosynchronous waveforms by projection to a Legendre Polynomial sub-space.

Aaron Jaech, Rebecca Blue, Robert Friedman, Marc O. Griofa, Marios Savvides, B. V.K.Vijaya Kumar

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    The use of Radio Frequency Impedance Interrogation (RFII) is being investigated for use as a noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring system and in the capacity of a biometric identifier. Biometric identification of subjects by cardiosynchronous waveform generated through RFII technology could allow the identification of subjects in operational and potentially hostile environments. Here, the filtering methods for extracting a unique biometric signature from the RFII signal are examined, including the use of Cepstral analysis for dynamically estimating the filter parameters. The projection of that signature to a Legendre Polynomial sub-space is proposed for increased class separability in a low dimensional space. Support Vector Machine (SVM) and k-Nearest Neighbor (k=3) classification are performed in the Legendre Polynomial sub-space on a small dataset. Both the k-Nearest Neighbor and linear SVM methods demonstrated highly successful classification accuracy, with 93-100% accuracy demonstrated by various classification methods. The results are highly encouraging despite the small sample size. Further analysis with a larger dataset will help to refine this process for the eventual application of RFII as a robust biometric identifier.

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Signal Processing
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    • Health Informatics


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