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Processing and Analysis of Small Intestine Pressure Signal Based on Empirical Mode Decomposition1

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Pengbo Li, Benjamin S. Terry

Department of Mechanical and Material Engineering,
University of Nebraska–Lincoln,
Lincoln, NE 68588

Vishal Kothari

Department of Surgery,
University of Nebraska College of Medicine,
Omaha, NE 68198

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2015), April 13-16, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Manuscript received March 3, 2015; final manuscript received March 16, 2015; published online April 24, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(2), 020925 (Jun 01, 2015) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1118; doi: 10.1115/1.4030137 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised March 16, 2015; Online April 24, 2015

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Fig. 6

FFT of processed initial signal (contraction)

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Fig. 5

Oil leaking induced decay in pressure signal

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Fig. 4

IMFs of pressure signal

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Fig. 3

Flow chart of the presented signal process method (Pcontact: contact pressure, Pambient: ambient pressure)

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Fig. 2

Pressure signal during an animal test

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Fig. 1

Designed capsule and the inner structure of the measurement unit



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