Estimation of Heart Parameters Using Skin Potential Measurements.

by Richard Ernest Bellman, C. Collier, H. H. Natsuyama, Robert E. Kalaba, R. Selvester


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A sketch of a mathematical model relating ventricular dipoles to surface potentials. It is shown that the inverse problem--that of determining heart parameters on the basis of skin potential measurements--may be viewed as a nonlinear multi-point value problem. Some numerical experiments show that quasilinearization provides a feasible method of solution. 18 pp.

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