Work place: STIC laboratory, Faculty of sciences, University Chouaib Doukkali, El Jadida, Morocco

E-mail: choklati.a@ucd.ac.ma


Research Interests: Engineering, Computational Engineering, Computational Science and Engineering


Abdelouahad CHOKLATI received the Licence degree in Electronic, in 2008, and the Master degree in Electronic and Signal Processing, in 2010, from Chouaib Doukkali University of El Jadida, Morocco. He is Professor of Secondary Education (Engineering Sciences, Electrical Engineering). Since January 2012, he is a Ph.D. student in the STIC laboratory, Faculty of sciences, University Chouaib Doukkali, El Jadida, Morocco. His research interest includes Cyclostationarity and Biomedical signal processing.

Author Articles
Cyclic Analysis of Extra Heart Sounds: Gauss Kernel based Model

By A.Choklati Khalid SABRI

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijigsp.2018.05.01, Pub. Date: 8 May 2018

Phonocardiograms (PCG) Phonocardiograms (PCG) are recordings of the acoustic waves produced by the mechanical action of the cardiac system. This makes PCG an effective method for tracking the progress of heart diseases. A PCG signal, in the healthy case, consists of two fundamental sounds s1 and s2. These two elements are derived from the mechanical functioning of the heart. A triple rhythm in diastole is called a gallop and results from the presence of a heart sound s3, s4 or both. An Extra Heart Sound  (EHS) may not be a sign of disease. However, in some situations it is an important sign of disease, which, if detected early, could save lives. The major aim of this study is to propose cyclostationary and Gabor kernel based mathematical model for extra heart sounds. The ambition behind it is to present a framework, making use of cyclic statistics for robustness to low SNR conditions, which allow the detection of EHS s3 and s4 and hence the early identification of some heart diseases. For this reason, the proposed model is compared with the one of normal PCG signal [17] in order to set up the differences allowing the early detection of EHS. Lastly, this research is proved on experimental data sets.

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Cyclic Analysis of Phonocardiogram Signals

By A.Choklati Khalid SABRI M. Lahlimi

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijigsp.2017.10.01, Pub. Date: 8 Oct. 2017

Acoustic vibrations of the heart in time domain correspond to phonocardiogram (PCG) signal. A PCG signal, in the healthy case, consists of two fundamental sounds s1 and s2 produced by the mechanical functioning of the heart. Abnormalities in the heart valves correspond to other cardiac sounds than s1 and s2. This makes PCG signal a valuable tool related to the track of heart diseases. Actually, the characterization and the analysis of PCG signals is being a fertile area of study and investigation. However, most of the topics which treated this area of research focused only on time-frequency analysis, without exploiting the periodic character of PCG signal due to the limitations of the PCG modeling. In this work, we propose a coherent mathematical model for PCG signals based on cyclostationarity and Gabor kernel. The motivation behind is to define a framework, utilizing cyclic statistic due to noise robustness, for a full description of PCG signals, which leads to an easy and efficient early identification of certain heart abnormalities. The validation of the proposed model and its capacity to reflect the heart functioning is tested over synthetic and real data sets.

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