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Proceedings of the First Joint BMES/EMBS Conference. 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (Cat. No.99CH37015)
A novel compression algorithm incorporating the near-best wavelet packet transform is introduced for multi-modal signals in low bitrate telemonitoring applications. The method permits flexible control of the total bitrate subject to the constraints of the channel, and the allocation of the total bitrate to each of the constituent modes subject to the quality preferences of the observer. Its performance is demonstrated using polysomnograms.doi:10.1109/iembs.1999.804098 fatcat:kaxfgyysfbh3zpcdj6bxn6zv3m