Skin conductance deconvolution for pain estimation

Lopez-Martinez, D., and Picard, R. "Skin conductance deconvolution for pain estimation". International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI), Las Vegas, USA, March 2018


Pain is usually measured by patient’s self-report. While self-report is viewed as the gold standard of pain assessment, this approach fails when patients cannot communicate pain intensity or lack normal mental abilities. Here, we present a method for the automatic estimation of pain intensity from skin conductance data, and test it in a dataset containing physiological responses to nociceptive heat pain.

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