Dr Fernando Schlindwein
Fernando Soares Schlindwein
- Postgraduate Tutor
Senior Lecturer in Bioengineering
Bioengineering Research Group
BEng (Rio Grande do Sul), MSc (Rio de Janeiro), PhD (Leicester),
DSc (Rio de Janeiro)
T: +44 (0)116 252 5053
F: +44 (0)116 252 2619
Location: Room 702, Engineering Tower
Main Research Interests:
Current research interests are real-time digital signal processing of biological signals, with particular interests in i) ECG analysis, including automatic arrhythmia monitoring, and heart rate variability analysis, and ii) microprocessor-, microcomputer- and Digital Signal Processor-based systems.
On ECG analysis the emphasis has been on heart rate variability in asphyxia/hypoxia, with the collaboration with Prof. Nitish V. Thakor of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore and Dr. Mike Wailoo, from the Leicester Royal Infirmary and on atrial arrhythmias, with Dr. Andre Ng of Leicester General Hospital. Occasionally we dedicate attention to some non-Biomedical problem. One such system of interest is the diagnostic estimation techniques for vibration analysis in high speed rotating machinery. For the off-line aspects of the research we use either MATLAB programming, FORTRAN or C/C++, while for the real-time applications we use a set of hardware and programming tools that include Digital signal processors (AT&T DSP32C, TMS320C50 and the more modern TMSC6416 and TMSC6713), personal computers, Assembly language (for the both DSP and the host PC), LabView, and C language. A full list of my publications is at http://www.le.ac.uk/eg/fss1/publications.htm.
|Group (6 children in each)||RSA Energy (arbitrary units)|
|IUGR, smoking parents||0.0387|
|IUGR, non-smoking parents||0.0960|
|Normal, smoking parents||0.0433|
|Normal, non-smoking parents||0.0719|
Table 1: Energy corresponding to respiratory sinus arrhythmia is significantly different for IUGR children with smoking and non-smoking parents. (Cripps et al. 2008)
• “A study on the optimum order of autoregressive models for heart rate variability”, Boardman, A., Schlindwein, F.S., Rocha, A.P., Leite, A., Physiological Measurement, Vol.23(2),
pp.325-336, May 2002.
• “Detection of asphyxia using heart rate variability”, A. Boardman, F.S. Schlindwein, N.V. Thakor, T. Kimura, R.G. Geocadin, Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing,
Vol. 40(6), pp.618-624, November 2002.
• “Comparison of integrated micro-electrical-mechanical system and piezoelectric accelerometers for machine condition monitoring”, Thanagasundram, S. and Schlindwein, F.S. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Professional Engineering Publishing, Volume 220, Number 8, pp. 1135-1146, 2006.
• “Autoregressive Order Selection for Rotating Machinery”, Thanagasundram S. and Schlindwein, F.S., International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, vol. 11, No.3, pp.144-154, September 2006.
• “A Wavelet Cluster-based Band-pass Filtering and Envelope Demodulation Approach with Application to Fault Diagnosis in a Dry Vacuum Pump”, Jiang, W; Spurgeon, S K; Twiddle, J
A; Schlindwein, F S; Feng, Y; Thanagasundram, S, Proceedings of the I Mech E., Part C, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Volume 221, Number 11, pp. 1279-1286(8), 2007.
• “A fault detection tool using AR pole trajectory”, Thanagasundram, S., Spurgeon, S.K. and Schlindwein, F.S. Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol. 317, pp. 975–993, doi:10.1016/j.jsv.2008.03.044, 11 November 2008.
• “Heart rate variability analysis of IUGR and control children at 10 years of age”, T.A. Biala, F.S. Schlindwein and M. Wailoo, Early Human Development, Volume 83, Supplement 1, Pages S87-S88, September 2007.
• “Heart rate variability in 10 year olds – normal and intrauterine growth restricted” Taher Biala, Jone Larsen, Cheryl Day, Fernando Schlindwein. Michael Wailoo, 19th Biennial International Eurasip Conference BIOSIGNAL 2008, Brno, Czech Republic, pp. 6-8, June 29 - July 1, 2008.
• “Normalized wavelet packets quantifiers for condition monitoring”, Yanhui Feng, Schlindwein, Fernando Soares, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, In Press, Corrected Proof, available online 24 July 2008, doi:10.1016/j.ymssp.2008.07.002.
• “Heart rate variability as a marker for asphyxia/hypoxia”, Cardona Rocha, F., Schlindwein, F.S., 19th Biennial International Eurasip Conference BIOSIGNAL 2008, Brno, Czech Republic, pp. 6-8, 29 June - 1 July 2008.
• “Heart rate variability in intrauterine growth retarded infants and normal infants with smoking and non-smoking parents, using time and frequency domain methods”, Cripps, V. A.,
Biala, T., Schlindwein, F.S. and Wailoo, M., 13th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (ICBME 2008), Singapore, 3rd to 6th December 2008.