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Intelligent Sytems Engineering for General Anaesthesia

The design of an intelligent system for monitoring the anaesthetic state of patients during surgical interventions under general anaesthesia is described. The subject has received much attention from the research community especially since the advent of balanced anaesthesia, which has made the detection of awareness much more difficult. Mid-Latency Auditory Evoked Potentials (MLAEPs) obtained during general anaesthesia are used in the design of a neuro-fuzzy system for the determination of the level of unconsciousness after feature extraction using Multi-Resolution Wavelets Analysis (MRWA).
Type of Seminar:
Public Seminar
Prof. Derek Linkens
Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering University of Sheffield Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 3JD, UK
Nov 22, 2000   17:15

ETH-Zentrum, ETZ E6, Gloriastrasse 35, 8006 Zurich
Contact Person:

A. Gentilini
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Biographical Sketch:
Derek Arthur Linkens received a BSc (Eng) degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London, MSc in Systems Engineering from the University of Surrey, PhD from the University of Sheffield and DSc(Eng) from the University of London. After working in underwater weapon and aerospace technology he joined the University of Sheffield in 1969. He has been Head of the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. He is currently Research Professor in the area of intelligent system engineering relating to both biomedical and industrial engineering problems. He is also the Director of the Institute for Microstructural and Mechanical Process Engineering, The University of Sheffield (IMMPETUS). He has published over 300 refereed papers and has been Author and Editor of 7 books. He is a Fellow of the IEE and the Inst MC of which he was President in 1993.