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Classify and Diagnose Individual Stress Using Calibration and Fuzzy Case-Based Reasoning

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Conference/Workshop Paper

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In proceedings of 7th International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning

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Springer


Abstract

Increased exposure to stress may cause health problems. An experi-enced clinician is able to diagnose a person’s stress level based on sensor read-ings. Large individual variations and absence of general rules make it difficult to diagnose stress and the risk of stress-related health problems. A decision sup-port system providing clinicians with a second opinion would be valuable. We propose a novel solution combining case-based reasoning and fuzzy logic along with a calibration phase to diagnose individual stress. During calibration a num-ber of individual parameters are established. The system also considers the feedback from the patient on how well the test was performed. The system uses fuzzy logic to incorporating the imprecise characteristics of the domain. The cases are also used for the individual treatment process and transfer experience between clinicians. The validation of the approach is based on close collabora-tion with experts and measurements from 24 persons used as reference.

Bibtex

@inproceedings{Begum1069,
author = {Shahina Begum and Mobyen Uddin Ahmed and Peter Funk and Ning Xiong and Bo von Sch{\'e}ele},
title = {Classify and Diagnose Individual Stress Using Calibration and Fuzzy Case-Based Reasoning},
editor = {Rosina O.Weber and Michael M. Richter},
pages = {478--491},
month = {August},
year = {2007},
booktitle = {In proceedings of 7th International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning},
publisher = {Springer},
url = {http://www.es.mdh.se/publications/1069-}
}