CNN Model for Sleep Apnea Detection Based on SpO2 Signal

  •  Maryah Abdullah Albuhayri    


Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome (SAHS) is one of the common sleep disorders which cause hypertension, coronary artery disease, stroke, and diabetes mellitus, as well as the increment of vehicle collisions. Polysomnography is a traditional way of diagnosing sleep disorder which requires multiple sensors for producing multiple physiological signals. Traditional Polysomnography causes huge costs for diagnosing SAHS because it requires numerous sensors as well as time. This study has developed a model by using deep learning techniques to minimize the cost and time for SAHS diagnosing. This study has utilized the SpO2 signal by using a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) as a deep learning technique to detect SAHS in any individuals. The sleep disorder depends on the amount of blood in the body which is detected by the SpO2 signal.  The proposed CNN model consists of eight layers: three convolution layers, three max-pooling layers, one fully connected layer, and one softmax layer. Two datasets were used: the Apnea-ECG and UCD databases; the first has eight subjects, and the last has 25 subjects. In carrying out the tests, our model achieved an accuracy of 95.5% with the Apnea-ECG database and 90.2% with the UCD database. The suggested technique has provided a cost-effective and efficient way of identifying SAHS in any individual. 

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  • ISSN(Print): 1913-8989
  • ISSN(Online): 1913-8997
  • Started: 2008
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