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A Data Hiding Technique to Synchronously Embed Physiological Signals in H.264/AVC Encoded Video for Medicine Healthcare.

Peña R, Ávila A, Muñoz D, Lavariega J - Biomed Res Int (2015)

Bottom Line: The recognition of clinical manifestations in both video images and physiological-signal waveforms is an important aid to improve the safety and effectiveness in medical care.The experimental results revealed successful embedding and full restoration of signal's samples.Our results also demonstrated a small distortion in the video objective quality, a small increment in bit-rate, and embedded cost savings of -2.6196% for high and medium motion video sequences.

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Affiliation: Tecnológico de Monterrey, 64849 Monterrey, NL, Mexico.

ABSTRACT
The recognition of clinical manifestations in both video images and physiological-signal waveforms is an important aid to improve the safety and effectiveness in medical care. Physicians can rely on video-waveform (VW) observations to recognize difficult-to-spot signs and symptoms. The VW observations can also reduce the number of false positive incidents and expand the recognition coverage to abnormal health conditions. The synchronization between the video images and the physiological-signal waveforms is fundamental for the successful recognition of the clinical manifestations. The use of conventional equipment to synchronously acquire and display the video-waveform information involves complex tasks such as the video capture/compression, the acquisition/compression of each physiological signal, and the video-waveform synchronization based on timestamps. This paper introduces a data hiding technique capable of both enabling embedding channels and synchronously hiding samples of physiological signals into encoded video sequences. Our data hiding technique offers large data capacity and simplifies the complexity of the video-waveform acquisition and reproduction. The experimental results revealed successful embedding and full restoration of signal's samples. Our results also demonstrated a small distortion in the video objective quality, a small increment in bit-rate, and embedded cost savings of -2.6196% for high and medium motion video sequences.

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Mentions: Our proposed technique hides streams of data samples into encoded video sequences. The implementation of our technique is a set of software routines added to the original H.264/AVC codec. Figure 3 illustrates the synchronization between the video and the physiological-signal waveforms of EEG samples. Our technique synchronizes video and EEG signals by hiding samples of these signals at their corresponding frame in time.


A Data Hiding Technique to Synchronously Embed Physiological Signals in H.264/AVC Encoded Video for Medicine Healthcare.

Peña R, Ávila A, Muñoz D, Lavariega J - Biomed Res Int (2015)

Synchronization process.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig3: Synchronization process.
Mentions: Our proposed technique hides streams of data samples into encoded video sequences. The implementation of our technique is a set of software routines added to the original H.264/AVC codec. Figure 3 illustrates the synchronization between the video and the physiological-signal waveforms of EEG samples. Our technique synchronizes video and EEG signals by hiding samples of these signals at their corresponding frame in time.

Bottom Line: The recognition of clinical manifestations in both video images and physiological-signal waveforms is an important aid to improve the safety and effectiveness in medical care.The experimental results revealed successful embedding and full restoration of signal's samples.Our results also demonstrated a small distortion in the video objective quality, a small increment in bit-rate, and embedded cost savings of -2.6196% for high and medium motion video sequences.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Tecnológico de Monterrey, 64849 Monterrey, NL, Mexico.

ABSTRACT
The recognition of clinical manifestations in both video images and physiological-signal waveforms is an important aid to improve the safety and effectiveness in medical care. Physicians can rely on video-waveform (VW) observations to recognize difficult-to-spot signs and symptoms. The VW observations can also reduce the number of false positive incidents and expand the recognition coverage to abnormal health conditions. The synchronization between the video images and the physiological-signal waveforms is fundamental for the successful recognition of the clinical manifestations. The use of conventional equipment to synchronously acquire and display the video-waveform information involves complex tasks such as the video capture/compression, the acquisition/compression of each physiological signal, and the video-waveform synchronization based on timestamps. This paper introduces a data hiding technique capable of both enabling embedding channels and synchronously hiding samples of physiological signals into encoded video sequences. Our data hiding technique offers large data capacity and simplifies the complexity of the video-waveform acquisition and reproduction. The experimental results revealed successful embedding and full restoration of signal's samples. Our results also demonstrated a small distortion in the video objective quality, a small increment in bit-rate, and embedded cost savings of -2.6196% for high and medium motion video sequences.

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