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Waveshape: Developing Predictive AI-Powered Health Models With Validated PPG Features

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Did you know that using advanced features extracted from PPG has been instrumental for our partners? It allowed them to achieve life-changing discoveries from predicting Inflammatory Bowel Disease flare-ups and Sickle cell anemic vaso-occlusive crises to monitoring emotional/mental health issues, hypercapnia, and beyond.

What were they using? Biostrap Waveshape! It offers a revolutionary approach to harnessing Photoplethysmography (PPG) features for deep learning and AI-driven predictions in healthcare. While heart rate and heart rate variability are essential metrics, Waveshape takes it a step further, providing tools to discover new AI-powered biometrics that can monitor both physiological and psychological health conditions.

Understanding PPG features

PPG involves shining an LED through the skin to measure light absorption changes with each heartbeat. This variation helps calculate heart rate and other cardiovascular metrics. The PPG waveform visually represents this data, and within it lie specific markers called PPG features or fiducial points. These markers, such as amplitude or the location of the dicrotic notch, determine the PPG’s shape, enabling the computation of various health biomarkers.

What are fiducial points?

Fiducial points in the context of PPG are specific markers or distinctive features within the PPG waveform. These points play a crucial role in pinpointing events or characteristics in the waveform, such as the peak of a heartbeat or the location of the dicrotic notch.

Extracting fiducial points is essential for accurate analysis of physiological signals, enabling the computation of various health biomarkers like heart rate variability, blood oxygen levels, and more complex metrics. These reference markers serve as anchors for interpreting the intricate data collected through PPG, contributing to the development of precise and insightful health predictions.

Overcoming challenges

Extracting fiducial points from PPG, however, is a complex process that demands expert-level skills. Our experience, spanning over six years, has been pivotal in overcoming the challenges associated with this intricate process. Hence, we ensure accuracy, reducing the margin for errors in the extraction process.

Addressing commercial wearable shortcomings

Waveshape stands out against commercial wearables’ limitations. Subpar signal quality and data processing, restricted metrics, and lack of customization are common issues. Waveshape, however, offers superior high-fidelity PPG signals, direct access to validated PPG features and fiducial points, a fully customizable experience, and seamless integration for efficient data extraction.

Building AI-powered predictive health models

Waveshape empowers users with superior data and expert-level feature extraction from PPG, enhancing the accuracy and insightfulness of predictive health models. These advanced PPG features open doors to a wealth of nuanced information embedded within the waveform. Such fiducial points may be systematically utilized to create a comprehensive understanding of cardiovascular dynamics.

Thus, with high-quality and transparent data, the transition from reactive to proactive healthcare may become possible, preventing health exacerbations and managing emotional and mental health through innovative biometrics.

Precision medicine elevated

In the quest for precision medicine, Waveshape sets a new standard. Its superior data measurement and cutting-edge PPG features enable healthcare professionals to deliver personalized care that maximizes patient outcomes. This transition from one-size-fits-all solutions to tailored treatments represents a significant leap in healthcare.

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